Selected factors for predicting nurses’ competency towards the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in critically ill patients


  • Nifatin Sulaiman Graduate nursing student, Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
  • Wipa Sae-Sia Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
  • Chantra Promnoi Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand


incontinence-associated dermatitis, work experiences, healthy work environment, supporting system, nurses’ competency


       This predictive research design aimed to examine predictive power of working experience, training on the prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), healthy workplace environmental factors, and supporting system factors on nurses’ competency towards the prevention of critically ill patients. The sample composed of 100 registered nurses working in intensive care unit. Data were collected by questionnaires including nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD, healthy workplace environment, and supporting system. The predictors of variables were identified using multiple regression analysis.

       The results revealed that the nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD in critically ill patients was at a moderate level. Only healthy workplace environment and supporting system factors, showed a statistically significant predictor of nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD (Adj. R2 = .395, p < .001).

        The finding of this study can be used as basic information to guide the programs to enhance nursing competency towards the prevention of IAD in critically ill patients. 


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