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Adoption and use of nursing informatics among nurses in Nigeria

Library Herald Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 3 First page : ( 25) Last page : ( 38) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00027.6

Adoption and use of nursing informatics among nurses in Nigeria

Abayomi Owolabi Kehinde1, Nduka Nworu Carl2, Bosede Ajayi Taiwo3, Odunola Agboola Idayat4, David Oladokun Bolaji5 1Yomiowolabi2000@yahoo.com, Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State 2allmancarlos@gmail.com, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi 3The University Library, Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu, Lagos State, justdebbies2014@gmail.com 4agboolalo@funaab.edu.ng, Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 5Bolaji.oladokun@yahoo.com, Department of Library and Information Science, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria Abstract The paper examined the adoption and use of nursing informatics among nurses in Nigeria. The paper is a survey research anchored on the positivism research paradigm. The Technology Acceptance model was used to underpin the study. The population of the study is 150 nurses from three purposively selected hospitals in the country. The hospitals were selected because they have necessary ICT resources and human resources to operate nursing informatics technologies. Simple random sampling was used to select 30 nurses from each of the hospitals. Questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. The findings revealed that mobile health technology is the most used nursing informatics and prevention of medical errors is the main reason for using nursing informatics among nurses. Perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use influence the nurses to use the technologies. The study recommended that the hospitals managements should make funds available in order to have modern days nursing informatics. Furthermore, in design or making of technologies for nurses’ usability, the technologies should be user-friendly and easy to use for effective medical practices. However, the research joined the discussion and validations of TAM and nursing informatics in the context of Nigeria. According to the researchers’ understanding, this study appears to be the first of its sort to examine TAM and nursing informatics in Nigeria. The study also adds to the body of knowledge and offers new information on the significance of nursing informatics for decision-makers in Nigerian healthcare facilities. Keywords Adoption, Use, Nursing, Informatics, Nigeria.

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