Thompson A. Anthony
SDA School of Nursing, Nigeria
Anthony A Thompson was born on October 30th 1978, at Abia State Nigeria, obtained his Primary and Secondary Education between 1985 and 1997. He started my sales job with the Home and Family Health Education Service as an Independent Distributor. Currently a Registered Nurse with BNSc in view. A talented Public Speaker with Passion.
Statement of the Problem: Patients who are in pain due to illness or injury are being neglected by the less concerned attitude of the Nurses and other health care team. Often such patient are traumatized and regarded as regarded the painful experience as stressful. This issue has not been thoroughly examined by Nurses, personal and cultural bias and communication gap between patients and health care team have contributed to the book log in patients’ pain management.
The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of the level of education, work experience and ward of practice on the Utilization Pattern of Pain Assessment Tools Among Nurses.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: A descriptive design methods was adopted for this study and a convenient Sampling technique was used to select a total of 100 Nurses caring for patients in a State Hospital in Nigeria. And theory of planned behavior / reason actions was used to analyzed behavioural intention (BI), attitude and subjective norms (BI=A+ SN).
Results: Data obtained reveal that there is no significant different (P=0.05) between level of education and utilization of pattern of pain assessment tools among Nurses. Also there is no significant difference (P=0.05) between year of experience and utilization pattern of pain assessment tool among Nurses. However, a significant difference (p=0.000) was recorded between ward of ward of practice and utilization pattern of pain assessment tools among Nurses.
Conclusion: Level of education and years of experience of Nurses does affect the utilization pattern of pain assessment tools among Nurses. However, ward of practice could be potential factor affecting the utilization pattern of pain assessment tool among Nurses.