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Yang: Intensive Care Unit Nurse's Knowledge and Nursing Performance on Intensive Care Unit Syndrome



This study was to investigate intensive care unit (ICU) nurse's knowledge and nursing performance on the intensive care unit syndrome.


A survey questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of 123 nurses in a university hospital. Data were collected from August 1st to August 25th, 2009. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 12.0.


The mean score for knowledge and nursing performance were66.96 and 74.97 respectively. According to the general characteristics, there were significant differences in knowledge depending on marital status, education level and career length and in nursing performance depending on their age, education level and career length. The correlation between knowledge and nursing performance was a significant positive one.


Comprehensive educational programs are needed to decrease accident rates related to ICU syndrome and to improve the health of ICU patients.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General characteristics of the subjects (N=123)
Table 2
Knowledge related to intensive care unit syndrome (N=123)
Table 3
Nursing performance on intensive care unit syndrome (N=123)
Table 4
Knowledge and nursing performance by general characteristics (N=123)
Table 5
Correlation between knowledge and nursing performance on intensive care unit syndrome (N=123)


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