Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Prevalence in Intensive Care Units and Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Nurses.

Yüceler Kaçmaz H., Kaplan Ö., Kaplan A., Şahin M. G., Cetinkaya A., Avci A.

Journal of nursing care quality, vol.38, pp.354-360, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000707
  • Journal Name: Journal of nursing care quality
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-360
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


Background:Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a major concern among hospitals, especially in intensive care units (ICUs).Purpose:To describe ICU nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practices of IAD and to examine the relationships with IAD prevalence in the ICU setting.Methods:A descriptive correlational design was used including the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Questionnaire and 1-month IAD prevalence data.Results:The prevalence of IAD in ICUs was 6.89%. A positive correlation was found between IAD prevalence and nurses' IAD knowledge and attitudes. Nurses working in the ICU for more than 7 years, caring for patients at high risk for or having IAD, and thinking IAD-related nursing practices were sufficient had significantly higher IAD knowledge, attitudes, and practices.Conclusions:Findings indicate that ICU nurses learned about IAD through clinical experience and have inadequate training on IAD. A standardized evidence-based care protocol for IAD should be developed.