Incontinence-associated dermatitis: Knowledge of nursing students and clinical nurses in Jaen

The incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a serious health problem whose prevalence in hospitalized patients is around 27%. It is the most common moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) and is defined as the irritation, inflammation and erosion of the most superficial layer of skin that occurs due to continued exposure to moisture from Urine and feces located in the perineal or perigenital area, glutes and thighs.

The information about this problem is not yet very present in the scientific literature, so a recent study decided to determine the level of knowledge that  nursing students of Universidad de Jaén and clinical nurses of the Hospital of Jaén have about incontinence-associated dermatitis.

This study showed that the mean level of knowledge was 72.08%, with statistically significant differences (p <0.006) between the level of knowledge of nursing students and clinical nurses. Thus, it was concluded that the level of knowledge of nursing students and clinical nurses about incontinence-associated dermatitis is medium-high.

The article’s reference is: Chiquero Valenzuela S, Cruz Lendínez AJ, García Fernández FP. Incontinence-associated dermatitis: Knowledge of nursing students and clinical nurses in Jaen. Gerokomos. 2016;27(4):168-175. (Article in Spanish) Available in: https://www.gerokomos.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/27-4-2016-168.pdf.

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