ORIGINAL ARTICLEEnteral Nutrition Practice and Associated Factors Among Intensive Care Unit Nurses in South KoreaLee, Hyeon-Hwa PhD; Han, Mi Ah MD, PhD; Park, Jong MD, PhD; Ryu, So Yeon MD, PhD; Jang, Youn Kyoung PhD; Choi, Seong Woo MD, PhD Author Information Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea (Dr Lee); Department of Nursing, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea (Dr Lee); Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea (Drs Han, Park, Ryu, and Choi); and Department of Nursing, Honam University, Gwangju, South Korea (Dr Jang). Correspondence: Mi Ah Han, MD, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, 309 Philmum-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 61452, Republic of Korea ([email protected]). This article is a condensed form of the first author's doctoral thesis from Chosun University. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition 38(1):p 36-46, January/March 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000295 Buy Metrics Abstract The purpose of this study was to measure enteral nutrition (EN) practice and associated factors among staff nurses in intensive care units in Korea. A total of 224 staff nurses working in 3 university hospital intensive care units were surveyed. Enteral nutrition practice was measured on the basis of Korean guidelines on EN nursing. The mean scores for EN practice was 4.02 ± 0.46 (range: 1-5). The presence of hospital guidelines and department protocols was associated with improved practice. In multiple regression analysis, the greater the level of awareness, the better the practice of EN. The results suggest that nursing practice may be improved by developing and providing guidelines and protocols, offering education, and increasing the level of awareness of EN. © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.