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Volume 7 Issue 6
June-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2006219

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1489-1493

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Assessment of knowledge regarding Geriatric care among Nurses working in Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs(MNGHA), Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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2349-5162

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"Assessment of knowledge regarding Geriatric care among Nurses working in Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs(MNGHA), Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no.1489-1493, June-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006219.pdf

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The percentage of geriatric population is constantly increasing globally due to improvement of health and also the fertility rate success. Worldwide population aged above 60 years is estimated as 605 million. 60 years or above were ten in one people. In the year 2050 this number will be expected to be one in five and old age will be considered as 60 years. In the year 2015, one out of three persons will be 60 years or older. Aim: To assess the knowledge among the nurses with regard to importance of geriatric care. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 350 nurses working in ministry of National Guard health Affairs Al Ahsa, kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Samples were selected from April to May 2019. Purposive sampling was done. Information related to demographic variables was collected using questionnaire with 25 items inclusive of components such as geriatric nursing, sleep & nutrition pattern, Risk & fall history, Vital signs, Communication (5 questions on each aspect) to find out the knowledge of geriatric care among nurses. SPSS version 20 was used for analysis. Conclusion; The study report shows that 79.4% of nurses had excellent knowledge regarding geriatric care11.4% of nurses had adequate knowledge and 2.29% of nurses had good knowledge. 6.57% had average knowledge and only 0.29% had very low knowledge.

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Assessment of knowledge regarding Geriatric care among Nurses working in Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs(MNGHA), Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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"Assessment of knowledge regarding Geriatric care among Nurses working in Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs(MNGHA), Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp1489-1493, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006219.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2006219
Registration ID: 234064
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 6 | Year June-2020
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Page No: 1489-1493
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Assessment of knowledge regarding Geriatric care among Nurses working in Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs(MNGHA), Alahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 6, page no. pp1489-1493, June-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2006219.pdf




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