Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness To Participate In Their Nursing Care: A Study At The Nsawam Government Hospital

ABSTRACT

Background: Patients' participation in their care is an important component in the delivery of quality health care. Patients‘ willingness to participate in their care is assumed to be influenced by attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control. However, there is a paucity of evidences on the relation between patients‘ participation and their behavioural intentions.

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the factors influencing patients‘ willingness to participate in their nursing care.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Theory of planned behaviour questionnaire was administered to 380 respondents who were conveniently sampled from the Nsawam government hospital, Ghana. Descriptive, correlation and regression analysis were run to categorise and compare data.

Results: Majority of respondents (n = 359, 94.5%) participated in their nursing care. Attitude (M = 39.98, SD = 4.38), subjective norms (M = 22.62, SD = 3.28), Perceived Behavioural Control (M = 132.4, SD = 38.11) and Behavioural Intentions (M = 18.07, SD = 2.69) influenced Patients‘ willingness to participate in nursing care. Significant positive relationship was observed between Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control and Behavioural Intentions (P

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APA

CLETUS, L (2021). Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness To Participate In Their Nursing Care: A Study At The Nsawam Government Hospital. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-patients-willingness-to-participate-in-their-nursing-care-a-study-at-the-nsawam-government-hospital

MLA 8th

CLETUS, LAARI "Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness To Participate In Their Nursing Care: A Study At The Nsawam Government Hospital" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-patients-willingness-to-participate-in-their-nursing-care-a-study-at-the-nsawam-government-hospital. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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CLETUS, LAARI . "Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness To Participate In Their Nursing Care: A Study At The Nsawam Government Hospital". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-patients-willingness-to-participate-in-their-nursing-care-a-study-at-the-nsawam-government-hospital >.

Chicago

CLETUS, LAARI . "Factors Influencing Patients’ Willingness To Participate In Their Nursing Care: A Study At The Nsawam Government Hospital" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-patients-willingness-to-participate-in-their-nursing-care-a-study-at-the-nsawam-government-hospital