Individualized Care from Nurses' Point of View - A Comparative International Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160750
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Presentation
Title:
Individualized Care from Nurses' Point of View - A Comparative International Study
Abstract:
Individualized Care from Nurses' Point of View - A Comparative International Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Suhonen, Riitta
P.I. Institution Name:University of Turku
Title:Department of Nursing Science
Contact Address:Lemminkisenkatu 1 2nd floor, Turku, 20014, Finland
Contact Telephone:-3041842
Co-Authors:R. Suhonen, M. Välimäki, H. Leino-Kilpi, Department of Nursing, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; J. Katajisto, Department of Statistics, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; E. Papastavrou, G. Efstathiou, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studie
Individualized care has gained importance in the delivery of nursing care and is prevalent in discussions about health care systems in many Western countries. Although individualized nursing care is considered a core value within nursing in these countries, international cross-cultural comparative studies in this area are rare. Thus, the purpose of this study was to describe and compare the delivery of individualized care from the nurses' point of view in Finland, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA. The sample comprised 1016 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses working in orthopaedic and other medical surgical units. Sample size was determined using NQuery Advisor and assumed alpha=0.01 with a power of 95%. A comparative survey design was employed. A demographic questionnaire and the Individualized Care Scale - nurse version were used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA with post hoc tests were used to analyse the data. The findings suggest that nurses in each country perceived that they supported patient individuality well, and in particular, in the patients' clinical situation and the decisional control over their care. Patients' personal life situation was less well supported. Nurses perceived that the care they provided took into account patient individuality especially in the clinical situation and in giving patients decisional control. Between country differences were found on all the study variables. Nurses in Nordic countries and the United States were more positive in their evaluations of individualized care compared to nurses from Mediterranean countries. North-South axis differences in nurses' perceptions of individualised care may be attributed to ways nursing care is defined and organised, variation in organizational and cultural factors, staff shortage, different levels of education and work systems.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndividualized Care from Nurses' Point of View - A Comparative International Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160750-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Individualized Care from Nurses' Point of View - A Comparative International Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Suhonen, Riitta</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Turku</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing Science</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Lemminkisenkatu 1 2nd floor, Turku, 20014, Finland</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">-3041842</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suhonen.riitta@kolumbus.fi</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R. Suhonen, M. V&auml;lim&auml;ki, H. Leino-Kilpi, Department of Nursing, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; J. Katajisto, Department of Statistics, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; E. Papastavrou, G. Efstathiou, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studie</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Individualized care has gained importance in the delivery of nursing care and is prevalent in discussions about health care systems in many Western countries. Although individualized nursing care is considered a core value within nursing in these countries, international cross-cultural comparative studies in this area are rare. Thus, the purpose of this study was to describe and compare the delivery of individualized care from the nurses' point of view in Finland, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA. The sample comprised 1016 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses working in orthopaedic and other medical surgical units. Sample size was determined using NQuery Advisor and assumed alpha=0.01 with a power of 95%. A comparative survey design was employed. A demographic questionnaire and the Individualized Care Scale - nurse version were used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA with post hoc tests were used to analyse the data. The findings suggest that nurses in each country perceived that they supported patient individuality well, and in particular, in the patients' clinical situation and the decisional control over their care. Patients' personal life situation was less well supported. Nurses perceived that the care they provided took into account patient individuality especially in the clinical situation and in giving patients decisional control. Between country differences were found on all the study variables. Nurses in Nordic countries and the United States were more positive in their evaluations of individualized care compared to nurses from Mediterranean countries. North-South axis differences in nurses' perceptions of individualised care may be attributed to ways nursing care is defined and organised, variation in organizational and cultural factors, staff shortage, different levels of education and work systems.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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