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Table 3 Frequency distribution of nurses’ perceived barriers to prevent pressure ulcer in public hospitals in central zone Tigray, 2018 (N = 122)

From: Practice on pressure ulcer prevention among nurses in selected public hospitals, Tigray, Ethiopia

VariablesNurses practiceCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Good (%)Poor (%)
Sex
 Male8 (38.1)46 (45.5)1.359 (0.518–3.653) 
 Female13 (61.9)55 (54.5)  
Age
 20–2915 (17.6)70 (82.4)1.867 (0.33–10.551) 
 30–394 (13.3)26 (87.7)2.60 (0.370–18.249) 
 ≥ 402 (28.6)5 (71.4)1.00 
Income
 Lowest6 (32.5)10 (62.5)0.273 (0.081–0.919)0.221 (0.058–0.840)
 Medium5 (14.3)30 (85.7)0.984 (0.309–3.135)0.77 (0.224–2.70)
 Highest10 (14.1)61 (85.9)1.001.00
Year of experience
 1–45 (14.7)29 (85.3)1.933 (0.483–7.43) 
 5–1011 (16.2)57 (83.8)1.727 (0.520–5.737) 
 ≥ 105 (25)15 (75)1.00 
Educational level
 Diploma6 (24)19 (76)1.727 (0.520–5.737) 
 Degree15 (15.5)82 (84.5)1.00 
Heavy workload
 Yes13 (14.6)76 (85.4)1.871 (0.695–5.034)2.594 (0.126–0.993)
 No8 (24.2)25 (75.8)1.001.00
Lack of time
 Yes12 (17.9)55 (82.1)0.897 (0.347–2.316) 
 No9 (16.4)46 (83.6)1.00 
Job satisfaction
 Yes10 (16.4)51 (83.6)1.122 (0.438–2.875) 
 No11 (18.0)50 (82.0)1.00 
Knowledge
 Adequate10 (27.8)26 (72.2)2.622 (0.999–6.887)0.354 (0.126–0.993)
 Inadequate11 (12.8)75 (87.2)1.001.00
  1. Italics indicates significant association at p-value less than 0.5