Assessment of Patients’ Satisfaction with Nursing Care in Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria (Published)
Patient satisfaction has become an established outcome indicator of the quality and the efficiency of the health care systems. Patient satisfaction with nursing services is considered the most important factor in the moulding of the overall patient satisfaction with hospital services, and reflects the ability of the provider to meet the patients’ needs. This study therefore sought to investigate patients’ satisfaction with rendered nursing care and services in Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive survey research design. The study population were in-patients who have spent at least one night on admission in Medical, Surgical, Obstetrics and Gynaecology wards. Convenient non-probability sampling technique was used in recruiting the 151 respondents of this study. The instrument for data collection was a pretested semi-structured self-administered questionnaire consisting of 4 Sections (A-D). The instrument was validated through face and content validity by experts in Nursing Science and Tests and Measurement. Test re-test method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument while the reliability coefficient value of 0.827 was derived after subjecting the data collected to Pearson’s Moment Correlation Statistics. The questionnaires were distributed by the researcher conveniently to inpatients of the selected wards. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data collected. The findings revealed that Majority (93%) of the patients showed excellent satisfaction with the quality of nursing care received, and have positive perception (83.9%) and suitable experiences with nursing care (62.4%) during their stay on the wards. It was recommended among others that patients’ opinion for improving quality of nursing care should be taken into considerations to improve the quality of nursing care.
Citation: Agbonjinmi, Lawrence Adewale; Ayorinde, Adebola Margaret; Gbenga-Epebinu, Mary Ayodeji (2022) Assessment of Patients’ Satisfaction with Nursing Care in Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases, Vol.8, No.3, pp.34-44
Perceived Effects of Continuing Professional Development on Quality Nursing Care In Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State (Published)
Citation: Cecilia Olusolape Adeyemo and Oke Olapeju Ajibade (2022) Perceived Effects of Continuing Professional Development on Quality Nursing Care In Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State, International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 7, No.1, pp.30-40
The study examined the perceived effects of continuing professional development on quality nursing care in Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State. The study specifically explored the perception of nurses’ knowledge about the effect of continuing professional development programmes in achieving quality nursing care; and identified the initiators and barriers to implementation continuing professional development of nurses in the hospital. The population of this study consisted of nurses working at State Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State. The sample size includes 94 nurses selected through stratified random sampling technique. The data collected includes the demographic data of the sample, their perceived knowledge of CPD, motivating factors and the barriers of participating in CPD programmes. The instrument was given to tests and measurement expert and nurse educators to determine its face and content validity. The data collected were presented in percentage distribution tables. Common themes responses to the open-ended questions’ responses were identified, coded and analyzed to assess the unique perspectives and different views of the nurses on the phenomenon. The findings of the study revealed that the value of CPD and their previous participation in the programmes have improved their knowledge, skills and have contributed to improved quality nursing care of patients. The factors identified as motivators include; funding assistance, obtaining a CPD qualification with skills allowance entitlement, encouragement from management and role models demonstrating the value of career development. The major barriers to participating in CPD programmes in the hospital include; job responsibilities due to staff shortage, lack of motivation by the management, coherent staff development planning by the institution, promotion and funding and responsibility for the family and child care. It was recommended among others that the Hospitals’ Management Board should fund the programmes and employ more nurses so that hindrances due to job responsibility and staff shortage will be minimized
Based on the initial survey, it was known that the number diabetic patients with gangrene at Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital Medan in the last five years were as many as 236 patients, and the diabetic cases increase annually. Gangrenous wound healing can be affected by diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, psychological, and social factors. The study analyzed the effect of diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, as well as psychological and social factors, to KGD wound healing, wound size, and time decreases. The study was a quasi-experimental design (quasi experiment), under the design of the separate pretest-posttest-sample control group design, involving two groups: the intervention group and the control group. Nursing care has a significant role to gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients at Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital Medan. This is indicated by the role or influence of the sixth variables of nursing care consisting of diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, psychological factors, social factors, and wound healing with the value of the odds ratio greater than 1.Based on the multivariate analysis, the value of the role of nursing care to the gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients is at 0410 x 100% = 41.0%. Gangrenous wound nursing care in patients with diabetes mellitus showed a significant effect with a significance value of 0.001, less than the sig- (0.05). This means that the six independent variables simultaneously bring significant influence on the dependent variable (gangrenous wound healing). It is recommended that further studies improve nursing care services on gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients, especially with the provision of better diet and exercise facilities so gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients can be improved