Volume 21, Issue 5 (Dec - Jan 2017)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2017, 21(5): 54-47 | Back to browse issues page

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Yekefallah L, Ashktorab T, Manoochehri H, Alavi Majd H. Frequency of futile care in viewpoint of ICU nurses in province of Qazvin (2014). J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2017; 21 (5) :54-47
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2229-en.html
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Taherehashk@gmail.com
Abstract:   (711 Views)

Background: Futile care is provided many complicated challenges for nursing in intensive care units in Iran.
Objective: This study aimed to study prevalence of futile care from the viewpoints of nurses that working ICU.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on totally 210 nurses working in all ICU of academic, public, and private hospitals of Qazvin city in 2014. Data were analyzed using Chi-square, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA and Friedman tests.
Findings: The most prevalence of providing futile care was in teaching hospital (51.98±23.2), and the least prevalence was in charity hospital (37.3±12.77). There was significant difference between mean of futile care in different hospitals (P<0.007).
Conclusion: As the key role of nurses in the managing futile care, awareness about prevalence of this kind of care, could be initial step for providing benefit care plans in ICU.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery

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