Vol 3-1 Research Article

Nurse's Knowledge Levels of Ventrogluteal: A Scale Development Study

Tuba Karabey1*, Şerife Karagözoğlu2

1Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokat, Turkey

2Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Sivas, Turkey

Aim: The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool to determine the knowledge level of nurses about the ventrogluteal area.

Method: The study was based on the methodological method. The study was carried out with 250 nurses who worked in the private unit, internal and surgical clinics of a university hospital in Turkey between February 20, 2021 and April 20, 2021 and agreed to participate in the study. The data were analyzed with IBM SPSS V23 and the factor structure was revealed by explanatory factor analysis. KMO-Bartlett test was used for sample adequacy. Tukey's Test for Nonadditivity was used to determine whether the scale was additive or not. The Cronbach Alpha value was checked for the reliability of the scale, and the dependent groups t-test was used for test repetition, and the Pearson correlation test was used for the relationship.

Results: After the psychometric analysis, the Ventrogluteal Area Information Scale was finalized with a single sub-dimension and 17 items. The lowest score that can be obtained from 17 items is 17 and the highest score is 85. There is no item that needs to be reverse scored in the created scale. As the score obtained from the scale increases, it is determined that the knowledge of the nurses about the ventrogluteal area increases. According to the internal consistency reliability analysis results, the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of the Ventrogluteal Area Information Scale was 0.96; The scale was found to be quite reliable.

Conclusion: It has been concluded that the Ventrogluteal Area Information Scale is a reliable and valid measurement tool that can be used in nursing practices.

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Vol 3-1 Case Report

A Case Report on Dexmedetomidine’s Unique Role in Management of Postoperative Muscle Spasm

Van N. Trinh, Joseph E. Villaluz

Department of Anesthesiology, Kaweah Health Medical Center, Visalia, California, USA

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Vol 3-1 Case Report

Small stuff, deep underlying emotions: An overview of the positive effect of laughing

Hilde M. Buiting1,2,3,4*, Lisan Ravensbergen4,5, Christa van Schaik6, Vincent K.Y. Ho7, Gabe S. Sonke3,8

1Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands

3University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4O2PZ, Platform of Palliative Care, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

5Red Cross Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Beverwijk, the Netherlands

6Meander Medisch Centrum, Department of Medical Oncology, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

7Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization, Utrecht, the Netherlands

8Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Department of Medical Oncology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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