Patients need and nurses role in dermatology

ahmed, nematallah 


Abstract


Dermatological problems are often complex and multifactorial. In Egypt, the extent of the problem has not yet been established. There are certain difficulties in obtaining accurate figures related to it. The present study was done in three Ministry of Health hospitals for a period of three months. Data was collected from the inpatient and outpatient area using interview questionnaires and Dermatology Quality of Life Index to assess their characteristics and quality of life. Nurses working in the same area were also assessed for their knowledge and practice. The findings show that the majority of nurses lack basic knowledge and there is poor performance in some basic skills. Patient's results show that skin problems affect their quality of life. The recommendations emphasize the inclusion of dermatology care in the nursing curriculum, in addition to on job training for nurses working with patients with dermatological problems.


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Keywords skin diseases,nursing
Issue Date 2006
Journal Dermatological Nursing Spring 2006, Vol. 5 Issue 1 
Conference 2002: Presenting poster for research paper titled (patients needs and nurses role in dermatology at hospital in Egypt) Paris –France. 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/1296


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