The extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians in long-term care homes: Survey results

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150667
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Presentation
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The extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians in long-term care homes: Survey results
Abstract:
The extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians in long-term care homes: Survey results
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Donald, Faith C., RN(EC), PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Ryerson University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Alba DiCenso, RN, PhD; Michael Stephenson, MD, MHSc; E. Ann Mohide, BScN, MHSc, MSc and Kevin Brazil, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose:áTo assess the extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between physicians (MDs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) working in Ontario long-term care homes (LTCHs). Methods:áA mailed survey was sent to all 15 NPs and the 33 MDs with whom they worked most frequently in LTCHs. Extent of and satisfaction with collaboration scales were included in the survey, measured on a Likert scale from 1 (strongly disagree or dissatisfied) to 6 (strongly agree or satisfied). Results:áThe response rate was 93.3% (14/15) for NPs and 90.9% (30/33) for MDs, including 3 incomplete MD surveys. Forty-one individual and 26 NP-MD matched-pair survey results were analyzed. MDs scored higher on the extent of collaboration with NPs scale than did NPs on the extent of collaboration with MDs scale (mean = 4.9 vs 4.5) (p < 0.01). MDs were more satisfied with collaboration with NPs than were NPs with collaboration with MDs (mean = 5.3 vs 4.4) (p < 0.001). Matched-pair differences in mean scores for the extent of collaboration scale (NP score - MD score) varied from -3.67 to 2.33; 19 pairs (73.1%) differed by 1.00 or less. The difference in mean scores for satisfaction with collaboration (NP score - MD score) ranged from -2.73 to 1.45, with 17 pairs (65.4%) differing by 1.00 or less. Conclusions: The MDs reported a statistically significant higher level of and satisfaction with collaboration with NPs than did the NPs rating their level of and satisfaction with collaboration with the MDs. While statistically significant, the difference in matched-pair scores was typically one point or less. It is not known if this difference in scores is clinically important or how the difference may relate to process and outcome measures. Findings indicate that matched-pairs of NPs and MDs have similar perceptions and expectations of collaboration.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians in long-term care homes: Survey resultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150667-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians in long-term care homes: Survey results</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Donald, Faith C., RN(EC), PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ryerson University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fdonald@ryerson.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Alba DiCenso, RN, PhD; Michael Stephenson, MD, MHSc; E. Ann Mohide, BScN, MHSc, MSc and Kevin Brazil, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose:&aacute;To assess the extent of and satisfaction with collaboration between physicians (MDs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) working in Ontario long-term care homes (LTCHs). Methods:&aacute;A mailed survey was sent to all 15 NPs and the 33 MDs with whom they worked most frequently in LTCHs. Extent of and satisfaction with collaboration scales were included in the survey, measured on a Likert scale from 1 (strongly disagree or dissatisfied) to 6 (strongly agree or satisfied). Results:&aacute;The response rate was 93.3% (14/15) for NPs and 90.9% (30/33) for MDs, including 3 incomplete MD surveys. Forty-one individual and 26 NP-MD matched-pair survey results were analyzed. MDs scored higher on the extent of collaboration with NPs scale than did NPs on the extent of collaboration with MDs scale (mean = 4.9 vs 4.5) (p &lt; 0.01). MDs were more satisfied with collaboration with NPs than were NPs with collaboration with MDs (mean = 5.3 vs 4.4) (p &lt; 0.001). Matched-pair differences in mean scores for the extent of collaboration scale (NP score - MD score) varied from -3.67 to 2.33; 19 pairs (73.1%) differed by 1.00 or less. The difference in mean scores for satisfaction with collaboration (NP score - MD score) ranged from -2.73 to 1.45, with 17 pairs (65.4%) differing by 1.00 or less. Conclusions: The MDs reported a statistically significant higher level of and satisfaction with collaboration with NPs than did the NPs rating their level of and satisfaction with collaboration with the MDs. While statistically significant, the difference in matched-pair scores was typically one point or less. It is not known if this difference in scores is clinically important or how the difference may relate to process and outcome measures. Findings indicate that matched-pairs of NPs and MDs have similar perceptions and expectations of collaboration.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:39:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:39:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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