ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS HINDERING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NURSING PROCESS AMONG NURSES IN MSAMBWENI DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Penninah I. Nambuki, Mutinda A. Kasusu, Eunice Omondi, Gabriel Kishoyian*
Background: Nursing procedures are systematic, patient-centered methods of problem unraveling in order to achieve quality in health care provision. Although the nursing process is a global concept, there are many factors that hinder the implementation of nursing processes. This study was aimed at determining factors that hinder the implementation of the nursing process by registered nurses at Msambweni District hospital. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used to conduct this study. A total population of 100 registered nurses was used in this study. A pretested self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. The data was analyzed by use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 17. Pearson chi-square analysis was done to determine relationship between variables. Results: Factors significantly associated with hindering implementation of the nursing process were lack of hospital administration support (p=0.02). Lack of supervisory support (p=0.003), Inadequate staffing (p=0.02), and lack of motivation (p=0.04). Majority of the respondents (96%) cited the inadequate supply of equipment as a factor in the implementation of the nursing process. Conclusion: The majority of the participants were not implementing the nursing process adequately. Strong administrative support of the nursing process is recommended for so to implement the process.
Keywords: Nurse, Nursing process, Factors, Kenya, Hospitals.
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