Assessment of Nurse’s Knowledge About Fracture Management and Associated Factor in Selected Governmental Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021

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Addis Ababa University


Introduction: Fracture is a complete or incomplete disruption in the continuity of bone structure and is defined according to its type and extent. The nursing staff plays a main role in health promotion for persons with fracture. Objective: To assess nurse’s knowledge about fracture management and associatedfactor in selected governmental hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021. Method: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from February to March, 2021.Questionnaires was distributed study participants enrolled using convenience method from Tikur Anbessa, ALEART and Aabet hospitals in Addis Ababa. Mean, standard deviation, and percent were used to describe the characteristicsof the study participants. Liner regression analysis was used to describe the relationship dependent and independent variables. Statistical significance was declaredusing p value less than 0.05. Result: In this study 120 nurses were participated with 97.6% response rate. Meanscore of knowledge of fracture managements was 75% +16. Institutional factors like policy& guideline, educational status and training condition had significantlyassociated with knowledge of nurses. Compared participants who had access to policy guidelines those who had no access less knowledge score by 0.156 unit (  = -0.156, p= 0.02). Study participants who received training in fracture management had higher knowledge score than those who did not have the training ( = 0.400, p < 0.001). Compared to other educational groups (bachelor and master’s degree) participants with diploma qualification had lower knowledge score (-0.425, p < 0.001). Conclusion and recommendation: Generally, the total score of participated knowledge was75% +16, the study showed that: knowledge of nurses had strong associated with educational level. training condition and lack of policy and guideline so minster of federal health and hospital manager should focus on policy and guideline,training and educational opportunity since it had strongly affected nurse’s knowledge.



Knowledge, nurse, management, Tikur Anbessa hospital, Aabet hospital, ALERT hospital.