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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2015 pp 442-443
Study of predictors of urinary tract infections in nursing students
Eshan Sharma1, Rakesh Thakuriya2, Harsh Kumar Garg3
1,2Assistant Professor, 3Jr. Resident, Department of Medicine, N.I.M.S Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA.
Background: Urinary tract infections are often complained by the women among the general population and also in the hospital setting. Objective: Present study was done to describe the predictors of urinary tract infections in nursing students at our hospital. Methods: This is a study of 100 unmarried nursing students aged 18–25 years. Data was collected regarding the symptoms of the Urinary tract infections during the previous 3 months in the study population. Demographic details, frequency of water intake, voiding during a typical work day (shift), and clinical symptoms of UTI (voiding frequency, burning sensation during voiding) over the last 3 months were recorded and analyzed. Results and Conclusion: The prevalence of Urinary tract infections was 18%. Inadequate water consumption and unhealthy toilet habits were the factors which were found to be more common among the students who reported symptoms of Urinary tract infections during the previous 3 months.