Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care in Five Major Departments in a Tertiary Care Centre

  • Sajan Acharya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Calvin Ghimire Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Akriti Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Ashok Kumar Yadav Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Seema Bhandari Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal
Keywords: nursing care; patient satisfaction; quality of health care

Abstract

Introduction: Patient satisfaction is an important component of quality nursing care and is often determined by the nursing care in any health institution. The aim of the study is to find the presence of satisfaction among in-ward patients of five major wards at a tertiary care hospital regarding the quality of care provided by nursing staff.


Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 105 patients of Patan Hospital from 3rd July to 3rd August, 2015 after obtaining ethical clearance from Institutional Review Committee. Sample size was calculated and stratified random sampling was done. Data was collected in Microsoft Excel and analyzed in Sta 13.0. Point estimate at 95% Confidence Interval was calculated and frequency and percentage was calculated for binary data. Subgroup analysis was done on the basis of demographic variables.


Results: Among 105 patients, 99 (94.3%) [94.93-95.07 at 95%CI] were satisfied with the nursing care provided at a tertiary care center in Nepal. Among them, 60 (60.6%) were females and 39 (39.4%) were males. Age of the patients ranged from 1 year to 85 years. The length of the stay in the hospital ranged from 2 to 17 days (mean = 5.6 days).


Conclusions: Most of the patients were satisfied with the nursing care provided in a tertiary care centre. Routine nursing care surveys and immediate feedbacks would keep the authorities updated and deliver good health care.

Published
2019-10-31
How to Cite
Acharya, S., Ghimire, C., Shrestha, A., Kumar Yadav, A., & Bhandari, S. (2019). Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care in Five Major Departments in a Tertiary Care Centre . Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 57(219). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4643
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Original Article