Babali Nursing Research
Vol 1 No 1 (2020): March

Assessment of Knowledge of Nurses in Providing Psychosocial Care for Mothers with Sickle Cell Child in Osun State Nigeria

Omolola, Adams Olatayo (Unknown)
Adesuyi, Aderonke Bosede (Unknown)
Omolola, Basirat Temitope (Unknown)
Kosemani, Tolulope (Unknown)

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Publish Date
14 Mar 2020


Introduction: This descriptive study is designed to assess the knowledge of nurses in providing psychosocial care for mothers with sickle cell diseases child in Osun State Nigeria. Methods: Nurses working in the two teaching hospitals were used. Simple self-designed questionnaire was adopted, two hundred (200) respondents primarily the nurses were used in the research study. The questionnaire has three sections: the demographic variables, Knowledge of nurses on use of psychosocial care and mothers’ knowledge on care of child with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The data were collected and analysed using a descriptive statistics of percentage and frequency. Results: The results revealed that there is a need to improve nursing skills on psychosocial care among the nurses. The current nursing practices with regard to psychosocial care needs to be reviewed and upgraded so as to give a desired outcome. 46.5% of the nurses reported that mothers do not have confidence in the skills of nurses in providing psychosocial care, 43.5% have confidence in the skills of nurses while 10% were undecided. Besides, 90% of nurses agreed that there is a need for continuous retraining of nurses in providing a positive outcome of psychosocial care while only 10% do not agreed. Conclusion: It was concluded that psychosocial care plays an important role in managing patients with SCD, hence, there is a need to retrain nurses on standard method of psychosocial care.

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The Babali Nursing Research provides a forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The BNR aims to support evidence informed policy and ...