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The Implementation of Nursing Process and Associated Factors among Nurses Working in Debremarkos and Finoteselam Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013

Nurilign Abebe1*, Habtamu Abera1 and Mulatu Ayana2
1Nursing Department, Medicine and Health Sciences College, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
2Public Health Department, Medicine and Health Sciences College, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
Corresponding Author : Nurilign Abebe Moges
Nursing Department, Medicine and Health Sciences College
Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
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Received January 14, 2014; Accepted March 25, 2014; Published April 16, 2014
Citation: Abebe N, Abera H, Ayana M (2014) The Implementation of Nursing Process and Associated Factors among Nurses Working in Debremarkos and Finoteselam Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013. J Nurs Care 3:149. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000149
Copyright: © 2014 Abebe N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to describe the level of implementation of nursing process and associated factors among nurses working in DebreMarkos Referral Hospital and Finote Selam District Hospital, northwest Ethiopia, 2013. Materials and methods: A total of 124 nurses with one year and above working experience in the respective hospitals gave complete response out of 139 total nurses. Self-administered questionnaire from standardized and pre-tested tool were adopted to collect data. The data was entered using Epidata version3.1 and analyzed using SPSS software. In addition to descriptive statistics both bivariate and multivariate logistic regression model fitted to identify possible factors associated with nursing process implementation. Then those variables with P-value of <0.05 at 95% confidence interval (CI) was declared as statistically significant. Results: Among 124 total respondents 72 (58.2%) were female nurses, the ages of the respondents were between 20 and 62 years with median age of 29 years. They implemented nursing process at various degree of consistency 46 (37.1%) practice it very much, 62 (50%) practiced somewhat and the rest 16 (12.9%) not at all and not really practiced. Low knowledge negatively associate with nursing process implementation, Adjusted odds Ratio (AOR) 0.16, at 95% CI=0.07-0.39) and Presence of patients with uncomplicated case facilitate nursing process implementation (AOR=5.67, at 95% CI=2.52-12.73). Conclusion: The level of nursing process implementation is low among nurses. Factors associated with implementation of nursing process among nurses working in hospitals were; presence of patients with complicated case and low level of knowledge about nursing process. Nurses’ patient care knowledge in general and

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