Nurses Knowledge and Attitude towards Pediatrics' pain management in Jordan

Zainab, Mohd Shafie and Muhammad Abu, Rumman (2018) Nurses Knowledge and Attitude towards Pediatrics' pain management in Jordan. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative research, 5 (8). pp. 138-146. ISSN 2349-5162

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Abstract : unrelieved pain among hospitalized children is a worldwide phenomenon that has been addressed by researchers for decades as a cause of suffering and decreased quality of life. Scientists' understanding of pain has been improved significantly in terms of its physiology and causes, accompanied with advancement in its treatment methods. But despite that, it is still reported globally that pain in children is undertreated, causing them unnecessary suffering. Nurses play an essential role in children's pain management process, as they provide care to them. Hence, nurses should be knowledgeable, competent and efficient in pediatrics pain assessment and management. The aim of this study was to determine pediatric nurse's level in knowledge and attitudes towards pediatric pain management in Jordan. The tool used to achieve the study aim was the Pediatric Nurses Knowledge and Attitude Survey (PNKAS). The study was done in four hospitals in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and ANOVA test. In this study, the average age of participants was 30.48 years (SD 6.35). 94 percent of participants were females. Total nursing experience ranged from five months to 26 years. Experience in pediatric units ranged from five months to 23 year. 87 percent of nurses had bachelor degree, 8.1 percent had diploma, and 4.9 percent had master degree. The majority of nurses (78.3 %) declared no attendance of any sort of continuous education related to pain management, 6.5 percent mentioned that they have attended conferences, and 15.2 percent have attended courses. The total mean score achieved by the study participants on the PNKAS was 45.3 percent, the median was 45 percent, SD 9.52. Scores ranged from 22.5 percent to 67.5 percent. The result of the current study revealed that the level of knowledge and attitude towards pediatric pain management for pediatric nurses in Jordan is low and far from satisfactory. More education related to pediatrics pain management in formal nursing education and in hospitals is recommended

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: IndexTerms - Pain: an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, Knowledge: understanding of or information about a subject that you get by experience or study, Attitude: a feeling or opinion about something or someone or a way of behaving that is caused by this, PNKAS: pediatric nurses knowledge and attitudes survey regarding pain management.
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 00:53
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2022 00:53

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