J Korean Crit Care Nurs.  2019 Feb;12(1):71-81. 10.0000/jkccn.2019.12.1.71.

A Study on Knowledge, Importance and Performance in Nursing Records of University Hospital Nurses

  • 1Head Nurse, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Korean Bible University, Korea. fate71@bible.ac.kr
  • 3Registered Nurse, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Korea.


The purpose
of this study was to assess hospital nurses' knowledge, importance and performance in keeping nursing records.
The research design was a descriptive study. The sample for this study was 186 nurses with at least one year of work experience at a hospital with more than 800 beds in Seoul. Knowledge was self-reported using the Nurse Charting Knowledge Scale. Importance and performance were rated on a 4-point scale of 26 items. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21.0 program and IPA.
This study showed significant results that knowledge, importance and performance for keeping record are related to each other. The importance and performance of nurse's records were relatively higher than the mean. In the IPA Matrix, there were 2 items requiring improvement, 13 items requiring maintenance, and 11 items with low priority.
Therefore, awareness of the importance of record keeping and continuous education on nursing record knowledge should be provided so that nurses can improve their record keeping skills.


Nursing records; Knowledge; Importance; Performance
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