Lumbar Puncture: Nurses` Knowledge, Practice and Patients’ Satisfaction with Nursing Care
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 433-439
Received: Sep. 30, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 14, 2017; Published: Oct. 31, 2017
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Rasha Ali Ahmed Abdelmowla, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Samia Youssef Sayed, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Nahed Shawkat Abo Elmagd, Department of Nursing Administration, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
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Background: Patients` satisfaction with nursing care provided is a good indicator for improving quality of care. Aims: Assess nurses` knowledge and practice regarding lumbar puncture and investigate patients’ satisfaction with nursing care pre and post application of nursing instructions brochure. Research design: Quasi-experimental. Subjects and methods: All available nurses (22) in neurosurgery department at Assiut Neurological, Psychiatric and Neurosurgery University Hospital. Also, a sample of 60 adult patients undergoing lumbar puncture was included and divided into two groups (A and B). Group A (30 patients before application of nursing instructions brochure) and group B (30 patients after application of nursing instructions brochure). Nurses’ knowledge and practice were assessed before and after application of the nursing instructions brochure. Tools: Structured questionnaire to assess nurses` demographic data and knowledge, observation checklist for nurses` practice, patients’ satisfaction with nursing care scale and nursing instructions brochure for nurses. Results: Highly significant differences were found as regarding nurses` knowledge and nurses` practice pre and post application of the nursing instructions brochure. Significant difference was found between groups (A and B) regarding patients’ satisfaction with nursing care. Conclusion: Nursing instructions brochure had a significant effect on improving patients` satisfaction with nursing care. Recommendation: Patients` satisfaction with nursing care should assess periodically in every care settings.
Lumbar Puncture, Nursing Instructions Brochure, Patients` Satisfaction
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Rasha Ali Ahmed Abdelmowla, Samia Youssef Sayed, Nahed Shawkat Abo Elmagd, Lumbar Puncture: Nurses` Knowledge, Practice and Patients’ Satisfaction with Nursing Care, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 433-439. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170605.18
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