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January 2021 Vol. 9 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 121-137, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4477438


Original Research Article

Knowledge, Attitudes and their Predictors towards Elderly Care among Undergraduate Nursing Students at University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore

 
 
 

Maria Buksh1, Muhammad Hussain2, Muhammad Afzal3, Syed Amir Gilani4, Asim Ameen5

 

1BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000,
Lahore, Pakistan
2Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
3Associate Professor, Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan
4Professor, FAHS the University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.
5BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.

*Corresponding Author's Email: marialhruni09@gmail.com

Received: 04 January 2021  I  Accepted: 24 January 2021  I  Published: 29 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-21-010
Copyright © 2021 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

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The number of old age population has increased. According to our health care system nurses are the important care providers to old age people with acute and chronic diseases. Purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and their predictors towards elderly care among nursing students in the University of Lahore Teaching hospital, Lahore. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and predictors towards elderly care among nursing’s students in university Lahore teaching hospital. Descriptive cross sectional study was done. Students who were full time willing to participate in this study by signing consent were included. The students that did not want to participate excluded from my study. Sample size of n=239 undergraduate students of nursing were taken by using convenient sampling. Likert scale base self-administered questionnaire was used for collection of data. Data protection of the participants was made sure throughout the study by keeping participants identity confidential. Data were analyzed using software SPSS (statistical package for social science studies) version 21. Student’s knowledge and attitudes were analyzed by frequencies, mean, median and through standard deviation. The findings of the research show that mean age was 1.171±2.21 years ranges from 18- above 32. 43.3% (n=101) were male while 57.7(n=138) were female respondent in which 37.2%(n=89) were belongs to age group of 18-22 years.26.8%(n=64) of the participants were belongs to the age of 23-27years.13.4%(n=32) were belong the age group of 28-32 years and 22.6%(n=54) participants were belongs to the age group of above 32 years. Mostly students have less information and bad approaches regarding care of older people. Respondents had insufficient knowledge and approaches to ward experience of elderly care during clinical practices. Institutions were connected with the knowledge whereby type of living in the whole family was associated with attitudes. Living with old age peoples at home was connected with both excellent knowledge and positive attitude.

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