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Predictors of Adult Patient Satisfaction with Inpatient Nursing Care in Public Hospitals of Eastern Amhara Region, Northeastern Ethiopia, 2020

Authors Wudu MA

Received 27 November 2020

Accepted for publication 14 January 2021

Published 2 February 2021 Volume 2021:15 Pages 177—185


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Muluken Amare Wudu

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia

Correspondence: Muluken Amare Wudu
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, PO Box: 1145, Dessie, Ethiopia
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Background: Providing a holistic nursing care approach and meeting patients’ satisfaction has become a major health service performance indicator globally. Despite a number of efforts to improve patient satisfaction with nursing care, the practice is still insufficient to meet the required standard in the developing world including Ethiopia. Accordingly, this study was initiated to identify the gaps in adult patient satisfaction with inpatient nursing care practice in Eastern Amhara region, Ethiopia.
Objective: To assess the determinants of patient satisfaction with inpatient nursing care among public hospitals in Eastern Amhara region, northeastern Ethiopia.
Methods: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted between June 5, 2020 and July 4, 2020 in three public hospitals in the eastern region of Amhara. Systematic random sampling technique was used to recruit 244 participants from the sampled study. Newcastle Satisfaction with the Nursing Scale was used for data collection. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine the association and a P< 0.05 was deemed to be significant.
Results: The overall proportion of admitted patient satisfaction with nursing care was 118 (48.4%). Besides, the capability of nurses at their job was the highest nursing care satisfaction parameter, 133 (54.5%), while nurse’s awareness of patients’ needs was the lowest parameter, 43 (17.6%), according to this study. Having primary education (AOR=8.575; 95% CI: 1.770, 14.532), being a farmer by occupation (AOR=3.702; 95% CI=1.047– 13.087), and having a health insurance scheme (AOR=5.621; 95% CI=1.489– 11.213) were the important predictors for patient satisfaction with inpatient nursing care.
Conclusion: The overall patient satisfaction with nursing care in this study was found to be sub-standard and needs a great deal of effort. It is recommended that employees shall be included in the health insurance package.

Keywords: patient satisfaction, nursing care, Northeastern Ethiopia

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