International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


ISSN Online: 2349-4182
ISSN Print: 2349-5979

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Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2020)

Challenges in the implementation of nursing audit feedback in selected tertiary health institutions in southeast Nigeria: The nurses’ perspective

Author(s): Anieche John Emenike, Makata Ngozi Eucharia, Makachi Monica Chinwa
Abstract: This is a descriptive survey that investigated the challenges in the implementation of nursing audit feedback: in the perspective of nurses in selected tertiary health institutions in the Southeast Nigeria. One research question and two hypotheses guided the study. Sample of 316 respondents was statistically drawn from population of 1772 nurses through Epi info-7 statistical method for calculating sample size. Investigators’-developed questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated for contents and tested for internal consistency through a pilot test and values were analyzed using Crombach’s Alpha which yielded an index 0.70. Ethical approval from the Research and Ethics Committee of the selected institutions authorized the researchers to embark on the study. The study revealed that the nurses face different levels of challenges in the implementation of nursing audit feedback ranging from improper communication of audit report (X=3.71, SD±0.94) to short time frame for implementation of standard care actions expected of them (X=3.47; SD±1.20). Study also shows that age does not play significant role in the challenges faced by the nurses in the implementation of nursing audit feedback (χ2 = 1.85; DF = 2; p = 0.605). Years of practice experience does not play significant role in the challenges faced by the nurses in the implementation of nursing audit feedback (χ2 = 8.93; DF = 2; P = 0.030). The researchers recommended close monitoring of the clinical nurses in their day to day practice as well as determining the best means of breaking the bottlenecks through coaching, guidance, counseling and reward for those that implement audit feedback report
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