Factors Related to Nurses’ Competency Towards the Prevention of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study of Southern Region Secondary Hospital

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Nifatin Sulaiman
Wipa Sae-Sia
Chantra Promnoi


    The descriptive research study aimed to 1) identify the level of nurses’ competency towards the prevention of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) in critically ill patients and 2) to examine the relationship between work experiences factors, received training on prevention and care of IAD, healthy
work environment, supporting system, and nurse competency towards the prevention of IAD in critically ill patients. The sample composed of 30 professional nurses with at least 1 year of work experience in the critical care unit. Data were collected by Nurse Competency for Prevention IAD Questionnaire, Healthy Work Environment Questionnaire, and Supporting System Questionnaire. The questionnaires were validated by three experts and yielded Cronbach’s alpha coefficient reliability of .95, .93, and .85, respectively. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient, and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.
    The result revealed that the nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD in critically ill patients was at a moderate level. For healthy work environment, and supporting system had a positive correlation with nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD (r = .46, p < .05; r = .64, p < .001, respectively). However, work experiences, and received training on prevention and care of IAD were not significantly correlated to nurses’ competency towards the prevention of IAD.
    The finding of this study could be used as information to promote nurse’ competency towards the prevention of IAD specifically in critically ill patients and should report this study in a larger sample size.


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Sulaiman, N., Sae-Sia, W., & Promnoi, C. (2020). Factors Related to Nurses’ Competency Towards the Prevention of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in Critically Ill Patients: A Pilot Study of Southern Region Secondary Hospital. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 40(3), 26–36. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/246106
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