Factors Associated with the Nurse Implementation towards Eye Care among Comatose Patient in Intensive Care Unit


Background: Comatosepatient’sexperiencesdeclineineyereflex.However,this issue receive less attention from the healthcare professional,particularly in the intensive care unit. Few studies exploring the associated factors of nurse implementation of eye care in intensive care unit. Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) has been well-known as a framework to explore the behavior relation factors including nurse’s background, the certainty of behavior, normative, and control beliefs factors.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that influence nurses in the implementation of eye care towards coma patients in intensive care rooms.

Methods: This study used cross-sectional design to the nurses who working in intensive care units. The number ofsamplesusedinthisstudywastotalsampling.Atotalof104nursesworkinintensive care units participate as a sample of this study. A set questionnaire designed by the researcher was used for data collection. Data analysis was use distribution frequency, mean, SD and Chi square.

Results:Half of nurse (50.96%) had a favorable background, unfavorable on normative assurance and belief factors. In the background factors resulted that nurse have favorable with a value of 50.96%.

Conclusions: It is suggested that nurses who work in the hospital to use the information from this study to enhance their knowledge about eye care for comatose patient routinely and continuously. As for the intensive care unit, it is recommended to enforce algorithm, standard procedure, and particular supervision on the conduction of eye care for comatose patients.

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