Where Has All the Caring Gone?: Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Caring Behaviors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153969
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Presentation
Title:
Where Has All the Caring Gone?: Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Caring Behaviors
Abstract:
Where Has All the Caring Gone?: Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Caring Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ellstrom, Kathleen, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:VHA Loma Linda Healthcare System
Title:Pulmonary Clinical Specialist
Co-Authors:Denise Giambalvo, RN, MS
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe and contrast nurse caring behaviors as perceived by Medical-Surgical (MS)/Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff nurses and MS/ICU patients. Nurse caring behaviors are linked to overall inpatient satisfaction in multiple patient care surveys. Methods: In this cross sectional, two group comparative study data were collected from two integrated health care organizations: public (Site 1) and private (Site 2). Institutional Review Board approval was obtained from both. A cover letter with each survey explained the purpose of the study. Patients and nurses were asked if they would be willing to complete the survey. If they agreed, they were given the survey within a pre-addressed envelope. Nurse perceptions were assessed by the Caring Attributes, Professional Self-Concept Technological Influences Scale {1-5 Likert scale} and has measured reliability of 0.75. Patient perceptions of nurse caring behaviors were assessed using the Methodist Health Care System Nursing Caring Instrument {1-7 Likert scale}, which has an Intra-Class Correlation of 0.98. Statistical analysis used descriptive statistics, Chi squared and T test. Results: A total of 518 completed surveys were obtained: 258 nurses; 250 patients. There was no difference between Sites (1=6.07; 2=5.89) in patient perceptions of nurse caring behaviors (p=.0.31) or nurse perceptions between Sites (1=4.47; 2=4.41) (p=0.179). There was a significant difference between Sites comparing patient perceptions between ICU and MS (p=0.001); as well as between ICU and MS at each institution: Site 1 p=0.012, Site 2 p=0.025. Conclusion: While the overall perception scores were not significant between the sites, the scores of the individual questions and ICU/MS are of interest and may provide an opportunity for improvement. The Caring Attributes scale has been validated in Asia and Europe and our results will be compared to theirs.
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.titleWhere Has All the Caring Gone?: Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Caring Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153969-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Where Has All the Caring Gone?: Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Caring Behaviors</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ellstrom, Kathleen, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">VHA Loma Linda Healthcare System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Pulmonary Clinical Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathleen.ellstrom@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Denise Giambalvo, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe and contrast nurse caring behaviors as perceived by Medical-Surgical (MS)/Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff nurses and MS/ICU patients. Nurse caring behaviors are linked to overall inpatient satisfaction in multiple patient care surveys. Methods: In this cross sectional, two group comparative study data were collected from two integrated health care organizations: public (Site 1) and private (Site 2). Institutional Review Board approval was obtained from both. A cover letter with each survey explained the purpose of the study. Patients and nurses were asked if they would be willing to complete the survey. If they agreed, they were given the survey within a pre-addressed envelope. Nurse perceptions were assessed by the Caring Attributes, Professional Self-Concept Technological Influences Scale {1-5 Likert scale} and has measured reliability of 0.75. Patient perceptions of nurse caring behaviors were assessed using the Methodist Health Care System Nursing Caring Instrument {1-7 Likert scale}, which has an Intra-Class Correlation of 0.98. Statistical analysis used descriptive statistics, Chi squared and T test. Results: A total of 518 completed surveys were obtained: 258 nurses; 250 patients. There was no difference between Sites (1=6.07; 2=5.89) in patient perceptions of nurse caring behaviors (p=.0.31) or nurse perceptions between Sites (1=4.47; 2=4.41) (p=0.179). There was a significant difference between Sites comparing patient perceptions between ICU and MS (p=0.001); as well as between ICU and MS at each institution: Site 1 p=0.012, Site 2 p=0.025. Conclusion: While the overall perception scores were not significant between the sites, the scores of the individual questions and ICU/MS are of interest and may provide an opportunity for improvement. The Caring Attributes scale has been validated in Asia and Europe and our results will be compared to theirs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:38:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:38:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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