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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2011;4(1):75-87.
Published online June 30, 2011.

일 지역 병원간호사의 심부정맥혈전증에 관한 지식과 간호수행
최동옥, 민혜숙
1동아대학교 병원
2동아대학교 간호학과
Nurses' Knowledge and Compliance on Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dong-Ok Choi, Hye-Sook Min
1Dong-A University Medical Center
2Department of Nursing, Dong-A University
Abstract
Purpose
This study was done to investigate the DVT-related knowledge and compliance of hospital nurses.
Methods
A survey questionnaire was administrated to a convenience sample of 367 nurses working at 3 university hospitals and 4 general hospitals located in Busan.
Results
The mean score of DVT-related knowledge was $16.86{pm}$3.40$ points out of 26, with a percentage of correct answers of 64.8%. The mean score of DVT-related compliance was $21.40{pm}6.42$ points out of 32. There was a significant correlation between hospital nurses' DVTrelated knowledge and compliance (r=.309, p=.000). The factors for predicting hospital nurses' DVT-related compliance included knowledge of treatment and care areas, the subcategories of DVT knowledge (${eta}$=.214), knowledge of the area of risk factors (${eta}$=.105), whether to perform DVT prevention and treatment based on protocols (${eta}$=.193), the existence of DVT protocols (${eta}$=.168) and the degree of interest in DVT (${eta}$=.102) and the total explanatory power of these was 21.3%.
Conclusion
To improve compliance on preventing DVT effectively, it is necessary to improve nurses' DVT-related knowledge and interest in DVT through appropriate education. And, it is necessary to develop standardized protocols and guidelines.
Key Words: Deep Vein Thrombosis, Nurses, Knowledge, Compliance, Education
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