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Table 3 Nurses’ perceived barriers practice to prevent pressure ulcer prevention (N = 222)

From: Nurses’ attitude and perceived barriers to pressure ulcer prevention

Nurses’ perceived barriers for preventing PU Frequency (%)
Poor access to literature and reading facilities 110 (49.7)
Heavy workload and inadequate staff 185 (83.1)
Lack of universal guide line on prevention of pressure ulcer 133 (59.8)
Inadequate training coverage of pressure ulcer prevention 140 (63.2)
Uncooperative patients 87 (39.3)
Lack of job satisfaction in nursing profession 125 (56.2)
Presence of other priorities than pressure ulcer 130 (58.7)
Shortage of resources (equipment/resource) 150 (67.7)
Inadequate knowledge about pressure ulcer among nurses 60 (27)
Lack of multidisciplinary among staff nurses 64 (28.9)
I don’t have any challenge 4 (2)