Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 3
Investigation of Perineal Care Practices of Women Between 15-49 Years of Age With Urinary Tract Infection
Afife Yurttaş1,Ümran Gültekin2,Serap Ejder Apay3
1Atatürk Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye
2Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Konya, Türkiye
3Atatürk Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik, Erzurum, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.28 Objectives: This study was conducted to determine perineal care applications in women between 15-49 years old and having urinary tract infection(UTI).

Patients and Methods: The research was a cross-sectional and descriptive study. The data of the study were collected from 199 women aged between 15-49 years who were diagnosed as ITU in the urology polyclinic of a medical faculty hospital in Central Anatolia in October-November 2013. Data were analyzed with SPSS 21.0. In the analysis of the data were used descriptive statistics.

Results: The women in the study 40.2% were between 43-49 years old, 82.9% were married, 40.7% were primary school graduates, 78.4 were housewives, and 50.8% were in the middle-income bracket. 94.0% of the women used white underwear, 40.3% used combed cotton, 42.3% changed their underwear every 2-3 days, and 48.7% washed their underwear with colors in the washing machine. 72.4% of the women reported washing their hands after using the toilet, 56.5% changed hygenic pads 1-2 times a day during menstruation, and 59.8% were seated when showering.

Conclusion: As a result of the research, it was concluded that women did not pay enough attention to the application of perineal care. Keywords : Urinary tract infection, women, nurse