1. Mrs. P. Vadivukkarasi Ramanadin,Lecturer,Dept. of OBG,VMCON, Pudhucherry
2. A descriptive study to assess an attitude towardsComputer application in Nursing practiceamong the Staff Nurses working in Selected PrivateHospitals, Puducherry.
3. INTRODUCTIONNursing is the noblest profession. Nurses shouldbe efficient in providing health care whichrequires skill in all aspects including computerapplication in nursing practice. As we are in thecomputer era, many of us still depend on manualwork. It is very essential to make use ofapplication of computers in practice to reducemuch of our work and enhance ourknowledge, attitude and skill. This is a high timefor us to use computer application to providehigh Quality care as well as compete with otherprofession.
4. OBJECTIVES• To assess an attitude towards computer application in nursing practice among the Staff Nurses working in Private Hospitals.• To find out the association between an attitude of Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, year of experience, income, type of family, Religion, marital status, place of residence and source of information.
5. HYPOTHESESH0 There will not be any positive attitude towards computer application in nursing practice among the Staff Nurses working in Private Hospital at 0.05 level of significanceH0 There will not be any significant association between an attitude of Staff Nurses towards computer application in nursing practice and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, year of experience, income, type of family, Religion, marital status, place of residence and source of information at 0.05 level of significance.
6. METHODOLOGY• Research Design Descriptive research design.• Research approach Quantitative research approach• Setting New medical centre, Puducherry.• Population Staff Nurses working at New medical Centre, Puducherry
7. Cont . .• Sample Staff nurses who are available and interested to participate in the project during the data collection period.• Sampling Technique & Sample Size Convenient sampling technique was used to select thirty Staff nurses.• Tool P.A.T.C.H (Pretest for Attitudes Towards Computers in Healthcare) standardized scale was used as a tool.
8. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES ACCORDING TO P.A.T.C.H. Has a Enthusiasti Idealistic, Limited realistic c view positive awareness of view of the view applicationsSl.N of current potential related to Variables of computero computer of computer technology capabilitie computer application in s in use in s in healthcare healthcare healthcare healthcare Private 1 5% 40% 55% 5% Staff Nurses
9. ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES ACCORDING TO P.A.T.C.H.
10. ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSESSl.No Variables Mean Percentage Positive Negative No attitude Attitude opinion 1 Private Staff 59% 20% 21% Nurses
11. ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF NURSES
12. Association between selected demographic variable and AttitudeS.No Variable 2 Table Level of Value value at significant 0.05 level1 Age 1.292 Sex 2.43 Education 2.34 Year of Experience 2.45 Income 1.41 Not6 Type of family 2.1 3.89 Significant7 Religion 1.438 Marital status 1.789 Place of residence 1.9210 Source of 3.04 information
13. CONCLUSION This study shows that though we are intechnology world many of the staff nurses haveless awareness towards computer application innursing practice and stick on to the olden trend.This scenario can be changed by conductingin-service education on trends and innovation innursing profession.
14. REFERNECES• Monahan, Sands et al. (2001). Phipps’ Medical Surgical Nursing Health and illness perspectives. (8th ed.). Uttarpradesh: Elsevier a division of Reed Elsevier India private Lt.• Patricia A. Potter and Anne Griffin Perr. (2005). Fundamentals of Nursing. (6th ed.). New Delhi: Elsevier a division of Reed Elsevier India private Lt.• www.///html.patchscale.com• www.computerapplicationinnursingpractice• www.innovationinnursingpractice