Nurses information literacy skills on the use of electronic information resources for healthcare services delivery in federal medical centers in North-East, NigeriaAuthor(s):
Dr. Zainab Mohammed Abdullahi, Aminu Ahmed Buba and Medina MohammedAbstract:
This study examined the information literacy skills on the use of e-resources by nurses for healthcare service delivery. The study adopted a quantitative research methodology using cross-sectional survey design. The population of the study consisted of all the 521 clinical nurses working in the Federal Medical Centers in north-east, Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data which was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the descriptive statistics revealed that nurses possess skills to construct strategies for locating information (mean=2.95) and ability to distinguish potential information sources (mean=2.89) and the major sources through which Nurses access e-resources was search engines (mean=3.41) and smart phones (mean=3.19). The findings also revealed that the major types of e-resources used were Medline Biomedical and Health Resources (mean=2.75) and Nursing Reference Center Plus (mean=2.55), and the major influence of e-resources on health services include Learning new ways of measuring and monitoring patients’ vital signs (mean=2.82) and Providing health education in preventing the spread of diseases using empirical findings (mean=2.66). The major problems in accessing and utilizing e-resources include lack of knowledge of availability of resources, poor internet connectivity (mean=4.00), inadequate facilities for using e-resources (mean=3.37) and inability to evaluate information sources (mean=3.37). The inferential statistics found that there is a positive relationship (r(350) = .378, n=352, P=
.000, i.e. less than 0.05) in the first hypothesis with a weak correlation and also a positive relationship (r(350) = .601, n=352, P=
.000, i.e. less than 0.05) in the second hypothesis with a very strong correlation and therefore reject both null hypotheses because there is sufficient evidence of significant correlation between the variables. The study recommends that the libraries in the federal medical centers be equipped with robust internet connectivity in addition to stable/uninterrupted power supply.Pages: 297-304 | Views: 261 | Downloads: 84Download Full Article: Click Here
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Dr. Zainab Mohammed Abdullahi, Aminu Ahmed Buba, Medina Mohammed. Nurses information literacy skills on the use of electronic information resources for healthcare services delivery in federal medical centers in North-East, Nigeria. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(2):297-304.