Attitudes of Jordanian Oncology Nurses Toward Computerization

Salam Banihani*, Mohammad Al Qadire, Dheif allah E’leimat

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The implementation of electronic health records is viewed as an effective method to increase safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of nursing care. Nurses are crucial to the successful adoption of electronic health records. The purpose of this study is to assess oncology nurses’ attitude toward electronic health records in Jordan. A quantitative cross-sectional survey design was used, in which 271 nurses completed the Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Computerization questionnaire. The majority of participants were female (62.4%), with average age of 27.6 (SD = 5.2) years. The mean attitude score was 63.4 (SD = 13.3). Nurses’ managers and nurses who received training on the adopted electronic healthcare systems were found to have a more positive attitude toward computer use in clinical practice than other nurses. The findings of this study demonstrated that oncology nurses had a positive attitude toward computerization. Training programs and facilities within an institution should be available to improve nurses’ attitudes and enable them to adopt electronic healthcare systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Computerization
  • Electronic health records
  • Nurses’ attitude
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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