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Knowledge and use of lifting techniques among a group of undergraduate student nurses.

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Kane, M E and Parahoo, Kader (1994) Knowledge and use of lifting techniques among a group of undergraduate student nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 3 (1). pp. 35-42. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1994.tb00356.x

Abstract

As part of a nursing degree course, one of the authors (M.K.) gathered data on the knowledge and use of lifting techniques among a group of undergraduate student nurses. A 17-item questionnaire was administered to one cohort of 19 third-year students. The results show that while they were aware of lifts recommended by the RCN and by other researchers, they reported that they frequently used lifts not recommended by the above sources during their medical placement. This behaviour seemed to mirror the practices of ward staff. Possible explanations for the knowledge-practice gap are offered.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:2218
Deposited By:Mrs Julie Cummins
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 15:26
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:05

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