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Family involvement in in-patient care is the focus of care in the hospital and at home. Improved hospital performance,
increasing staff satisfaction, decreasing costs, and improving in-patient outcomes can be achieved by family involvement in patient’s care. The study assesses nurses’ perception and attitude to family involvement in the care of in-patient in Lagos, Nigeria. A descriptive design was adopted for this study and a multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 290 respondents who participated in the study. The instrument used for this study is a self-developed questionnaire with four sections. Reliability of the instrument was r = 0.75. Data were analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 22. Descriptive statistics was presented in tables and charts while chi-square was used for inferential statistics at a significant level of p = 0.05. The demographic characteristics showed that the mean age of participants was 33.55±1.74 years, 51.5% are BN. Sc certified nurses. The result of this study shows that the
respondents have negative perception and attitude toward family involvement in the care of in-patient. Lastly the findings of this study reveal that there is a statistically significant association between perception and the attitude towards family involvement of in-patient care with p = 0.029. There is no statistically significant association between gender and attitude towards family involvement with p = 0.336. Nurses should be more sensitive towards the need for family involvement in the care of in-patients. This will ensure family satisfaction with the care of loved ones and preparing them for continuing with care of the patients at home following discharge.

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