Knowledge Practice and Outcome of Quality Nursing Care Among Nurses in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH)

Oyira, Emilia James, Ella, R. E.


Objectives: The main purpose of this study was to determine knowledge practice and outcome of quality nursing care among nurses in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). Three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide this study. Literature related to the variables under study was reviewed according to the research questions and hypothesis formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Methods: The design involves the collection of data to accurately and objectively describe existing phenomena, and to make inferences about the population. A total sample of one hundred and forty (140) respondents was randomly selected for the study. The selection was done through the simple random sampling technique. This was to give each and every members of the population equal and independent opportunity of being selected for the study. The main instrument used for the collection of data, was the questionnaire. It was administered personally by the researchers with the help of two research assistants. To answer the research questions and test the hypotheses, frequencies, percentages, and contingency chi square analysis were considered the most appropriate statistical techniques because of the nature of the variables involved in the research questions and the formulated hypothesis directing the study. The hypothesis was subjected to testing at .05 level of significance with critical values and degree of freedom and the following results were obtained; Nurses at the University of Calabar teaching hospital have knowledge associated with the quality of nursing care rendered to patients at the hospital, Nurses at the University of Calabar teaching hospital Practiced quality nursing care. Nurses at the University of Calabar teaching hospital Rendered Quality nursing care which was reflected in the positive responses by patients in the hospital. There was a significant influence of knowledge on the practice of quality nursing care among nurses in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Conclusion: it was concluded among others that the hospital management should always remind nurses of their obligations to patients through continuing education this will help nurses to improve on quality nursing care to patients.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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