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Attitude Towards Computer Application in Nursing Practice by PATCH Scale


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1 Dept. of OBG (N), Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India
     

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Nursing is the noblest of all profession. Nurses should be efficient in providing health care which requires skill in all aspects including computer application in nursing practice. With an aim of this the investigators undertook the study to assess the attitude of the Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice by a standardized scale called P.A.T.C.H. Scale (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare). Thirty Staff Nurses working in the Private Hospital, Pondicherry were selected by Non-Probability, Convenient sampling Technique. P.A.T.C.H. Scale was administered to assess their attitude. Differential&inferential Statistics were used to assess their attitude. Study findings shows that 5 % of Staff Nurses had limited awareness, 40% of them had realistic view, 55 % of them had Enthusiastic view and 5 % of them had idealistic view and also 59% of them shown positive attitude, 20% of them had negative attitude and 21% of them had no opinion on computer application in nursing practice. 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 it can be changed by conducting Inservice education programme.

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PATCH, Scale (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare), Realistic view, Enthusiastic view & Idealistic View
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Authors

P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin
Dept. of OBG (N), Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India
Manjeet Kaur
Mata Sahib Kaur College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab, India

Abstract


Nursing is the noblest of all profession. Nurses should be efficient in providing health care which requires skill in all aspects including computer application in nursing practice. With an aim of this the investigators undertook the study to assess the attitude of the Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice by a standardized scale called P.A.T.C.H. Scale (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare). Thirty Staff Nurses working in the Private Hospital, Pondicherry were selected by Non-Probability, Convenient sampling Technique. P.A.T.C.H. Scale was administered to assess their attitude. Differential&inferential Statistics were used to assess their attitude. Study findings shows that 5 % of Staff Nurses had limited awareness, 40% of them had realistic view, 55 % of them had Enthusiastic view and 5 % of them had idealistic view and also 59% of them shown positive attitude, 20% of them had negative attitude and 21% of them had no opinion on computer application in nursing practice. 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 it can be changed by conducting Inservice education programme.

Keywords


PATCH, Scale (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare), Realistic view, Enthusiastic view & Idealistic View

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