Adenike Olaogun, PhD, RN, RM, RPHN, is a Senior Lecturer, and Monisola Oginni, MSc, RN, RM, RPHN, is a Lecturer at the Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Tinuke Abimbola Oyedeji, BNSc, RN, is a Health Resource Officer, and Idowu Olatubi, BNSc, RN, is a Programme Assistant with the Network on Ethics/Human Rights, Law, HIV/AIDS-Prevention, Support, and Care, Ibadan, Nigeria. Blessing Nnahiwe, BNSc, RN, is a clinical instructor at Edo State School of Nursing, Benin City, Nigeria.
Assessing the Use of the NANDA-International Nursing Diagnoses at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Nigeria
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2011
© 2011, The Authors. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications © 2011, NANDA International
International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 157–161, October-December 2011
How to Cite
Olaogun, A., Oginni, M., Oyedeji, T. A., Nnahiwe, B. and Olatubi, I. (2011), Assessing the Use of the NANDA-International Nursing Diagnoses at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22: 157–161. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-618X.2011.01190.x
- Issue published online: 23 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2011
- Nursing Diagnosis;
- Nursing Process Booklets
PURPOSE. This study assessed the use of the NANDA-I nursing diagnoses in a Nigerian hospital.
METHODS. A multi-stage sampling method was used to select seven wards and 67 nursing process booklets from the Medical, Surgical, Orthopedic, and Mental Health Units of the hospital.
FINDINGS. A total of 154 nursing diagnoses were made: 50.7% were made within the first 48 hours of admission, while 35.8% were made on reassessments. The most frequently used nursing diagnoses were self-care deficit, pain, and anxiety.
CONCLUSION. The NANDA-I nursing diagnoses are in use in Nigeria, adding support to the global use of the NANDA-I taxonomy, but findings also suggest a need for an assessment framework informed by nursing.
PRACTICE IMPLICATION. Nurses in Nigeria would benefit from training programs organized by NANDA-I and national institutions to further refine their use of the nursing process.