Factors Related to Caring Behavior for Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Adult Intensive Care Units

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Chitlada Kamonpha
Kusuma Khuwatsamrit
Apinya Siripitayakunkit


This descriptive research aimed to explore relationships among nurses’ knowledge,attitude, subjective norm, intention to care, and caring behavior for prevention of central lineassociated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in intensive care units. The Planned Behavior theory was used as the conceptual framework to guide the study. The sample consisted of 184 nurses in the adult intensive care and intermediate care units at Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand.Six questionnaires were used to collect the data, including demographic characteristics, attitudes,knowledge, subjective norm, intention, and practice for prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections of nurses. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s
correlation. The results showed that the participants had high scores on attitude, knowledge,subjective norm, and intention to care. In particular, the nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and subjective norms were significantly and positively correlated with the intention to care for prevention of CLABSI. Furthermore, nurses’ intention to care was significantly and positively related to nurses’ caring behavior for CLABSI prevention. The results of this study can be used as basic information to promote caring behavior of nurses by strengthening nurses’ knowledge,attitude, subjective norm, and intention to care for CLABSI prevention.
Keywords: Attitude, Subjective norm, Intention to care, Caring behavior, Central lineassociated
bloodstream infection


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Kamonpha C, Khuwatsamrit K, Siripitayakunkit A. Factors Related to Caring Behavior for Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Adult Intensive Care Units. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 21 [cited 2022 May 24];26(3):274-89. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/242265


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