Nursing Documentation Practices and Related Factors in Patient Care in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Hardido, Temesgen Geta
Kedida, Beimnet Desalegn
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professional e1ciency. On the prevalence of nurses’ documentation practices in Ethiopia, several separate studies have been carried out. However, there is no pooled prevalence of nurses’ documentation practice. ,erefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the overall prevalence of nursing care documentation practice and related factors in Ethiopia. Methods and Materials. ,is review only included articles that were published.,emain databases were Medline/PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Scopus, Ethiopian University Repository Online, and the Cochrane Library. Cross-sectional studies that satisfy the criteria and are written in English are included in the review. Using a random e0ects model, the pooled prevalence of nurses’ documentation practices was determined. ,e funnel plot and the Eggers test were also used to look into publication bias. All statistical analyses were done with STATA version 14. Result. ,is review included nine studies with a total of 2,900 participants. ,e pooled prevalence of nurses’ documentation practice in Ethiopia was 50.01% (95% CI: 42.59 and 57.18; I2 � 93.8%; and P 0.001). In terms of subgroup analysis, Addis Ababa had the highest prevalence of nurses’ documentation practice at 84% (95% CI: 77.18 and 90.82), while Southern Ethiopia had the lowest at 40.00% (95% CI: 38.10 and 44.90). Nursing documentation practices were statistically associated with the availability of nursing documentation formats, adequate nurse-topatient ratio, motivation, and training. Conclusion. ,is review showed that one in two nurses practiced poor documentation of their daily activities in Ethiopia. ,erefore, strict monitoring, evaluation, and supervision of nursing care documentation services are highly recommended for all stakeholders. We strongly recommend improving the identiAed factors by arranging training for nurses, motivating them, providing adequate documentation formats, and maintaining a nurse-to-patient ratio.