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Descriptive study to assess the knowledge on computer application in nursing practice among the staff nurses

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Mrs. P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin , Lecturer, Dept. of OBG, VMCON, Pudhucherry

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A descriptive study to assess an attitude towards Computer application in Nursing practice among the Staff Nurses working in Selected Private Hospitals, Puducherry .

INTRODUCTION:

I NTRODUCTION Nursing is the noblest profession. Nurses should be efficient in providing health care which requires skill in all aspects including computer application in nursing practice. As we are in the computer era, many of us still depend on manual work. It is very essential to make use of application of computers in practice to reduce much of our work and enhance our knowledge, attitude and skill. This is a high time for us to use computer application to provide high Quality care as well as compete with other profession.

OBJECTIVES :

OBJECTIVES To assess an attitude towards computer application in nursing practice among the Staff Nurses working in Private Hospitals . To find out the association between an attitude of Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, year of experience, income, type of family, Religion, marital status, place of residence and source of information.

HYPOTHESES :

HYPOTHESES H0 There will not be any positive attitude towards computer application in nursing practice among the Staff Nurses working in Private Hospital at 0.05 level of significance H0 There will not be any significant association between an attitude of Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, year of experience, income, type of family, Religion , marital status, place of residence and source of information at 0.05 level of significance.

METHODOLOGY :

METHODOLOGY Research Design Descriptive research design . Research approach Quantitative research approach Setting New medical centre, Puducherry . Population Staff Nurses working at New medical Centre, Puducherry

Cont . . :

Cont . . Sample Staff nurses who are available and interested to participate in the project during the data collection period. Sampling Technique & Sample Size Convenient sampling technique was used to select thirty Staff nurses. Tool P.A.T.C.H (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare) standardized scale was used as a tool.

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FINDINGS OF THE STUDY Sl.No Variables Limited awareness of applications of computer technology in healthcare Has a realistic view of current computer capabilities in healthcare Enthusiastic view of the potential of computer use in healthcare Idealistic, positive view related to computer applications in healthcare 1 Private Staff Nurses 5% 40% 55% 5% ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES ACCORDING TO P.A.T.C.H.

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ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES ACCORDING TO P.A.T.C.H.

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Sl.No Variables Mean Percentage Positive attitude Negative Attitude No opinion 1 Private Staff Nurses 59% 20% 21% ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES

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ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES

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S.No Variable 2 Value Table value at 0.05 level Level of significant 1 Age 1.29 3.89 Not Significant 2 Sex 2.4 3 Education 2.3 4 Year of Experience 2.4 5 Income 1.41 6 Type of family 2.1 7 Religion 1.43 8 Marital status 1.78 9 Place of residence 1.92 10 Source of information 3.04 Association between selected demographic variable and Attitude

CONCLUSION :

CONCLUSION This study shows that though we are in technology world many of the staff nurses have less awareness towards computer application in nursing practice and stick on to the olden trend. This scenario can be changed by conducting in-service education on trends and innovation in nursing profession.

REFERNECES :

REFERNECES Monahan , Sands et al. (2001). Phipps’ Medical Surgical Nursing Health and illness perspectives. (8 th ed.). Uttarpradesh : Elsevier a division of Reed Elsevier India private Lt . Patricia A. Potter and Anne Griffin Perr . (2005). Fundamentals of Nursing. (6 th ed.). New Delhi: Elsevier a division of Reed Elsevier India private Lt . www./// html.patchscale.com www.computerapplicationinnursingpractice www.innovationinnursingpractice

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