Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal

ISSN: 2474-7750

Assessment of the Nursing Aides Performance in the Care of Elderly Patients Admitted to Ali ibn Abi Talib Hospital of Zahedan


Author(s): Maryam Talebrohi, Ali Sanjarani, Fateme Sargazi, Mahla Sanjarani, Mehdi Haghighat

Introduction: Improving the quality of care for the elderly patients in the care units requires improving the performance of health care providers, such as nurse aides following the standard guidelines of caring in this area. In this regard, the present study was aimed to determine the performance of nurse aides in the safe care of elderly patients admitted to Ali ibn Abi Talib hospital of Zahedan in 2016. Materials andMethods: A quasi-xperimental study using a pre-test design was carried out with 50 randomly selected nurse aides in the hospital. The data were evaluated using a researcher made checklist of the nurse aide’s performance in the care of the elderly patients in the care unit. Data analysis with Chi-square, Mann-Whitney, One-way ANOVA tests was carried out using statistical package for the social sciences software (version 16). Results: According to the Kruskal–Wallis test, work experience of the nurse aides had a significant correlation with their performance in preventing bed sores in elderly patients admitted to care units (p=0.01). According to the means comparison test, there was no significant correlation between the performance of the nurse aides regarding the infection control standards with the age of the elderly patients in the admission wards (p=0.46). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, work experience and education level are more effective in improving the level of performance of the nurse aides and in improving their performance in the care of the elderly in the care units

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