Knowledge, Attitude, Performance and Associated Factors Towards Nursing Documentation Among Nurses in Public Hospitals, Sana'a City, Yemen

Authors : Fouad Hussein Ali Alhawri; Krishna Gopal Rampal; Abdelkodose Mohammed Hussen Abdulla

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 3 - March

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The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude, and performance (KAP) as well as to study the associated factors towards nursing records among the nurses in Al-Jomhori hospital authority, Sana'a city, Yemen. In nursing healthcare systems documentation is a powerful tool to ensure communication between health workers and continuity of the care for better patient outcomes. In addition, knowledge, performance and attitude of nurses’ towards nursing documentation will effect on the quality of patients’ care. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 115 nurses of Al-Jomhori hospital authority in Sana'a city, Yemen. The participants were selected by simple random sampling technique. A validated questionnaire was used to collect the data with internal reliability of Cronbach’s Alpha was 72.5% for knowledge, performance and attitude questions. SPSS version 23 was used for analysis. Results: The overall response rate was 100%. Among 115 respondents about 46.01% had good knowledge, 68.2 % of participants had positive attitude (agree) and 36.78% of participants had bad nursing documentation performance (always). Gender and training were found to be statistically significant with KAP of nurses. Conclusion: Findings of this study demonstrated that knowledge, performance and attitude among nurses working in Sana'a public hospitals on nursing documentation were poor. Therefore, each public hospital should recruit qualified nurses and should have continuity plan for training to solve this problem

Keywords : Nursing Documentation, Records, Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of the nurses, Quality of Nursing Documentation.


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