Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Effect of Grouped Education Method and Individual Counselling Method Using Phenomenological Approach Intended to Develop Optional Behaviour in Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection


Yard. Doç. Dr. Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi Muğla Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Prof. Dr. Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2013; 21: 9-21
Read: 968 Downloads: 576 Published: 17 December 2019

Aim: The effect of grouped education and individual counseling intended to prevention of UTI was examined in primary school students with hygienic habits predisposing UTI.

Method: 32 students with no UTI according to urine culture were divided into two groups as 16 for each and then underwent a grouped education or counseling period for 3 months. Urine culture was performed three times with one month intervals for each student. After three months period a questionnaire about toilet hygiene and signs and symptoms of UTI was applied to the students. Data were analyzed by Chi-square, Fisher Exact and Wilcoxon Signed Rank tests.

Results: After 3 months the mean hygienic application scores of students in individual counseling groups were found to be higher than of students in grouped education. UTI was developed in the second month after counseling and education for 6,25% (n=1) of the students. The others fi ndings expressed no difference between our two groups. As a result, individual counseling was found to be more effective than grouped education in redound the hygienic applications, but there was no difference between grouped education and individual counseling in preventing UTI.

Conclusion: Primary school students who had hygienic habits predisposing to UTI, should be educated using grouped education or given individual counseling

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