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Title: ASSESSMENT OF SELF-REPORTED PRACTICE OF NURSING DOCUMENTATION AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG NURSES IN SELECTED PUBLIC HOSPITALS, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 2017
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: ATO DANIEL MENGISTU (BSC, MSC, ASST. PROFESSOR, PHD FELLOW
HANNA HAILU
Keywords: Documentation, Self-reported practice, Nurses
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: AAU 2017
Abstract: Introduction: Nursing documentation is an essential component of nursing practice that has a potential to improve the patient outcome besides developing the nursing profession. However, little has been explored about nursing documentation practice in health care facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Therefore; this study was conducted to assess documentation practice among nurses working in selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the self-reported practice of nursing documentation and associated factors among nurses working at Yekatit-12 , Ras Desta Damtew, Zewditu and Black Lion Specialized hospitals which are all located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Method: A quantitative descriptive cross sectional survey was employed to assess self-reported practice of nursing documentation and associated factors among nurses working in selected public Hospitals. Data was collected using a structured self- administered questionnaire that was developed and pre-tested on 32 (10 %) of sampled nurses working in Minillik II Hospital. The study was conducted from April 3 – 17/2017 and the study participants were selected randomly. SPSS version 22 was used for both data entry and analysis. Descriptive statistics was used to describe the data and binary logistic regression to test statistical association of documentation practice against the knowledge, attitude and organizational factors. Result: Among all nurses who have participated in the study, good self-reported nursing documentation practice was 47.8 %. Work setting, adequacy of documenting sheets, adequacy of time, availability of motivation from supervisors, lack of skill and familiarity with operational standard of nursing documentation were significantly associated with practice of nursing care documentation [AOR=0.570(95% CI (0.345, 0.940), [AOR=3.610(95% CI (1.516, 8.595), AOR =4.891, 95% CI (2.425, 9.863), AOR =4.081, 95% CI (1.054, 15.806), AOR =0.109, 95% CI (0.013, 0.908) [AOR=1.947(95% CI (1.159, 3.269) respectively. Conclusion: Nursing documentation practice was poor among nurses under the study. Work setting, adequacy of documenting sheets, adequacy of time, availability of motivation, lack of skill and familiarity with operational standard of nursing documentation were significantly associated with practice of nursing care documentation.Recommendation: Based on the finding of this study, employing institutions need to create awareness and provide training to enhance knowledge and skill of the nurses regarding documentation. Nursing leaders should motivate the employees to enhance the practice of documentation, avail the necessary documenting materials besides adequate staffing which may be related to time shortage. Researchers also need to carry out large scale studies in order to address the problem.
Description: A RESEARCH THESIS SUBMITTED TO ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE, SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY FOR PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ADULT HEALTH NURSING
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16941
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