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Post Operative Pain Management Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Associated Factors Regarding Among Nurses’ Working in Jimma Medical Center, South-West Ethiopia, 2019
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2020, Pages: 114-122
Received: Jun. 2, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 15, 2020; Published: Oct. 26, 2020
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Abiru Neme Negewo, School of Nursing and Midwife, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Gugsa Nemera Germossa, School of Nursing and Midwife, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Bontu Mathewos, School of Nursing and Midwife, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Girma Bacha Ayane, School of Nursing and Midwife, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Introduction: Effective post-operative pain management can lead to comfort, better mobility, improved recovery, and shorter stay in hospital. However, though few studies were done in this area, the extent to which nurses practice post-operative pain management and their level of knowledge and attitude regarding pain is not well documented in the study setting. Objective: To assess post-operative pain management knowledge, attitude, practice and associated factors among nurses working at Jimma medical center, south-west Ethiopia, 2019. Methods: Institution based quantitative cross-sectional study design was conducted on 203 nurses working in surgical Gynecology maternity and labor ward, operation theater, ophthalmology units of Jimma Medical Center. Data was collected by using pretested structured self-administered questionnaire and entered SPSS version 21 for analysis. Descriptive statistics (frequency percentage mean and standard deviation) was computed. Chi-square test was done to determine the association between dependent and independent variables. Significant associations were declared at P value less than 0.05. Results: The finding of this study revealed that 88.8% of nurses had poor knowledge and attitude regarding pain and 23.5% had good post-operative pain management practice. Prior training on pain management and reading of medical books were significantly associated with knowledge and attitude regarding pain whereas working unit and prior training on pain were found to be significantly associated with post-operative pain management practice. Conclusion and recommendation: Nurses knowledge and attitude regarding post-operative pain management practice in Jimma Medical Center are generally low. Prior training and reading books are significantly associated with the level of nurses’ knowledge and attitude whereas; training and working units are significantly associated with post-operative pain management practice. Jimma Medical center should provide an in-service training and avail reading books to improve nurse’s knowledge, attitude and practice toward post-operative pain management.
Post-operative, Pain, Management, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Jimma
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Abiru Neme Negewo, Gugsa Nemera Germossa, Bontu Mathewos, Girma Bacha Ayane, Post Operative Pain Management Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Associated Factors Regarding Among Nurses’ Working in Jimma Medical Center, South-West Ethiopia, 2019, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2020, pp. 114-122. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20200905.13
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