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Title: Missed nursing care before and during the COVID- pandemic: A comparative cross-sectional study
Authors: Alfuqaha, Othman$Other$Other
Alhalaiqa, Fadwa$Other$Other
Alqurneh, Mohammad$Other$Other
Ayed, Ahmad$AAUP$Palestinian
Keywords: COVID-19
missed care
reasons for missed care
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2022
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Series/Report no.: DOI: 10.1111/inr.12795;
Abstract: Aim: This study aimed to compare perception of nurses about missed care for the patients before and during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Jordan. It also examined how nurses differed in terms of the type of missed care and the factors that contributed to it before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, sociodemographic factors, including gender, educational level, length of clinical experience, work position, age, and type of shift, were examined to evaluate their association with missed nursing care. Background: Missed nursing care refers to omission of any aspect of required patient care. Missed care lowers patient satisfaction and also leads to adverse hospital outcomes. Methods: We adopted a cross-sectional design among 260 nurses working in medical/surgical wards and intensive care units. Views of 130 nurses before COVID-19 were compared with views of 130 nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. We used the Arabic version of the MISSCARE survey. Data were collected between November 2019 and May 2020. Results: During COVID-19, nurses had significantly higher satisfaction levels and lower levels of absence and intention to leave than nurses before the COVID-19 pandemic. Differences were observed between nurses’ perceptions of missed care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was observed that missed nursing care increased during COVID-19. The inadequate number of staff nurses was the main reason for missed care activities among both groups. Additionally, age and shift type were significantly associated with an increased reason for missed nursing care among both groups. Conclusion and implications for nursing: Nurses reported higher satisfaction levels and fewer absences and planned departures during this period. Nurse managers should pay attention by maintaining high satisfaction levels and formulating appropriate policies to reduce missed care levels and thus improve patient care quality.
ISSN: ISSN: 0020-8132
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