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Assessments of Nurses Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Non-Pharmacological Pain Management and Associated Factors at Tikur Anbessa Hospital, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017

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dc.contributor.advisor Gebreyohanis, Tigstu (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Sisay, Sewunet
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-18T08:00:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-18T08:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/9198
dc.description.abstract Background: Non- pharmacological interventions are essentially useful for pain management than pharmacological pain management, because they are low cost, easy to provide, safe and nurses can implement them with little difficulty or resources. Therefore, Nurses must have a great knowledge of non- pharmacological methods to practice effectively. Objective: To assess knowledge, altitude and practice regarding non pharmacological pain management and associated factors among nurses in Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2017 Methods: A cross-sectional study design was conducted among nurses who are working in Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital from March25, 2017 to April 25, 2017.Total sample size was 270 nurses in the study selected by using simple random technique. Data were collected using structured self-administered questionnaire. Data was cleaned and entered using Epi-data version 3.1and then imported to SPSS version 22.0 software and was data analysis. Results: About 52 % nurses had good knowledge about non-pharmacological pain management; positive attitude 34.6% and about 52.8%% had good non-pharmacological pain management practice. Factors significantly associated with non-pharmacological pain management practice at p value<0.05 were age (AOR=0.348(95%CI (0.188, 0.643)),In-service training (AOR=2.173(95%CI 1.21, 3.903)), and patient/family need pill (AOR=1.832(95%CI 1.017, 3.3)) CONCLUSION AND RECCOMENDATION: About 52 %nurses had good knowledge, 34.6% positive attitudes and 52.8% had good practice. Age, in-service training and patient need pill being about non-pharmacological pain management were significantly associated with non- pharmacological pain management practice. Therefore, in-service training program and nurses educate patient about benefits of non-pharmacological method. Key words: pain, non-pharmacological pain management, nurses, knowledge, attitude, practice en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Pain en_US
dc.subject Non-pharmacological pain management en_US
dc.subject Nurses en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.title Assessments of Nurses Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Non-Pharmacological Pain Management and Associated Factors at Tikur Anbessa Hospital, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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