A study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards phototherapy among nursing professionals at selected teaching hospital in Lucknow
Ajay Kumar Singh Virendra Singh Choudhary
The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards phototherapy among nursing professionals working at selected settings in Lucknow. A descriptive research design was chosen to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards phototherapy among nursing professionals. The review of literature provided the base and indepth knowledge for the development of the tool. The content validity of the tool was obtained from the experts and pilot study was conducted. The study was conducted in CIMS Hospital, Lucknow by obtaining prior permission from the head of the institution. The study was conducted among nursing professionals who fulfilled the inclusion criteria from the selected settings. A total of hundred samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Self- administered questionnaire, likert scale and checklist was used to collect the data. The questionnaire and likert scale was administered and practice was observed by checklist. Conclusion However, the nurses play a vital role in phototherapy. Nurses had adequate knowledge, favorable attitude and good practice towards phototherapy. This study proved a significant, positive, moderate correlation between knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing professional. There was a statistically significant association between knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing professionals towards phototherapy with age, educational status and total years of experience. It seems that education and experience serves to increase nurse confidence towards phototherapy.