Nurses’ Knowledge and Skills Regarding Blood Pressure Measurement Technique in a Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 7 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Dipti Koirala, Manju Khadka, Binita Paudel
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Dipti Koirala, Manju Khadka, Binita Paudel, "Nurses’ Knowledge and Skills Regarding Blood Pressure Measurement Technique in a Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 7,  no. 2, pp. 25-31, 2021. Crossref,


The blood pressure (BP) measurement technique is an effective health assessment technique that is commonly performed by nurses in every health institute. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and skills regarding BP measurement techniques among nurses in a teaching hospital, Bharatpur. A descriptive, cross-sectional research design was used among 137 nurses of a teaching hospital. Probability, proportionate stratified simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample. Data was collected by using a structured, self-administered questionnaire and observational checklist from 2nd June to 16th June 2019, and the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
The findings of the study revealed that only 33.6% and 28.5% of nurses had an excellent level of knowledge and skills regarding BP measurement techniques, respectively. The level of knowledge was statistically significant with the nurses’ professional qualification (p=0.005), whereas, level of skills was statistically significant with the nurses’ participant in in-service education (p=0.013). This study explored that there is no relationship between knowledge score and skills score (p=0.271) regarding BP measurement technique.
The majority of the nurses had inadequate knowledge and skills regarding BP measurement techniques. Health institutions should be conducting skill-based training programs on a regular basis.


Blood Pressure measurement technique, Knowledge, Nurses, Skills, Teaching Hospital


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