A study to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of nurses towards their own health promotion.

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Chanda, Dorothy Osigwe Chinwendu
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The study was about how nurses maintain their health in the presence of adverse health-care environment, and poor socio-economic status. The study also shows how the attitude of the nurse has been affected towards her own health maintenance through health promotion and disease prevention activities, and its main objective was to assess and determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses; and what they actually do in real life situation in health promotion and disease prevention practices and activities. The study was conducted in the Surgical, Medical, Paediatrics, Operating Theatre, the Obstetric Units and Specialist Clinics and Renal Dialysis Unit of the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Data was collected from fifty (50) nurses who were selected by the systematic sampling method. 1 was a Nurse-Manager 6 were Registered Nurse-Midwives 14 were Registered Nurses 3 were Enrolled Nurse-Midwives 26 were Enrolled Nurses. Questionnaires were used to collect the data from the nurses. A descriptive explanatory non-experimental study was undertaken. Empirical and theoretical literature review was based on modern and historical perspectives towards health promotion, on current aspects of knowledge and practices of nurses towards disease prevention and health promotion practices and activities.
nurses --health and hygeine. , nurses --self care,health. , health promotion.