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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2002, 2(4): 23-27 Back to browse issues page
A Survey on Dressing Quality of Burn Wound in Ardabil, 2000
Behrooz Dadkhah , Mohammadali Mohammadi, Naser Mozafari, Abdollah Mahdavi
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Background &  Objective: Burning is a problem that occurs quite frequently every day, and brings about a lot of psychophysical problems for both the burnt individual and his  family. Hospital infection,burn infection and lack of the precsie care on the part of nursing staff is one of the hospital insufficiencies.This increases the duration of hospitalization and leads to the wastage of costs and as a result is very life threatening. This study was conducted to determine the quality of burn wound dressing in burn ward of Fatemi hospital.

Methods: In this descriptive-analytical research, 100 cases of burn wounds were selected using simple sampling method, and were studied in terms of dressing quality.The data were collected using questionnaire and observation cards. The questionnaire included 9 questions regarding demographic specification and the observation card had 14 questions about the patient, 20 questions for attentive persons and 16 questions regarding equipment and solutions and 16 questions about the environment.This collected data was analysed using descriptive and inferential test.

Results: The findings indicated that the dressing quality of burn wound regarding the patients was weak (73%),average (27%) and good (0%). The equipment and solutions used were weak (52%), average (35%) and good (13%). In relation to environment weak (92%) average (8%), good (0%) and regarding attentive person weak(73%), average (27%), good (0%). There was a signnificant correlation among working experience, marital status and age of attentive personnel, and quality of burn wound caring.

Conclusions:The findings indicated that the dressing quality of burn wound caring was weak. It is also recommended that more attention should be given to caring burn wounds by nursing staff.
Keywords: Wound, Burn, Dressing quality
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2002/12/1 | Accepted: 2003/06/2 | Published: 2003/06/14
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Dadkhah B, Mohammadi M, Mozafari N, Mahdavi A. A Survey on Dressing Quality of Burn Wound in Ardabil, 2000. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2002; 2 (4) :23-27
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