Relationship Between Quality of Patient Safety Practices and Attributes of Japanese Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201972
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationship Between Quality of Patient Safety Practices and Attributes of Japanese Nurses
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between quality of patient safety practices and attributes of Japanese nurses. Conceptual Framework: In the conceptual framework, quality of patient safety practices was set as the independent variable and 28 attributes of nurses were set as dependent variables. These 28 attributes were selected based on a literature review of patient safety practices. Methods: The quality of patient safety practices was measured using the Patient Safety Practice Scale (PSPS) (Miura, Funashima, 2010). The PSPS, which has well-established reliability and validity, consists of 40 items (i.e., 8 subscales with 5 items) and is rated on a 5-point Likert-type scale. The 28 attributes were examined using the Nurses' Attribute Questionnaire (NAQ), the content validity of which was validated in a pilot study and a panel of experts. The instrument packets were distributed to 1315 nurses randomly sampled from hospitals in Japan. Data were analyzed for statistical significance. Results: A total of 834 nurses responded (response rate, 61.8%), and 779 valid data were analyzed. Statistical analyses revealed that 18 of 28 attributes were related to quality of patient safety practices. These 18 attributes (in relation to the nurse’s hospital/unit or oneself) included “number of beds,” “ratio of patients to nurses,” “safety environment,” “educational climate,” “wards,” “shift,” “teamwork,” “human relations,” “position,” “self-confidence on the job,” “playing a role in patient safety,” “submitting accident reports within the past year,” “stress level,” “mental health,” “satisfaction working as a nurse,” “nursing values,” “feelings toward nursing as a vocation,” and “clinical competence.” Conclusion: Results of the present study suggest that nurses need to improve their mental health and clinical competence. Furthermore, in addition to strengthening teamwork and human relations, safety and education need to be promoted in Japanese hospitals.
Keywords:
continuing education; staff development; patient safety
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationship Between Quality of Patient Safety Practices and Attributes of Japanese Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201972-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between quality of patient safety practices and attributes of Japanese nurses. Conceptual Framework: In the conceptual framework, quality of patient safety practices was set as the independent variable and 28 attributes of nurses were set as dependent variables. These 28 attributes were selected based on a literature review of patient safety practices. Methods: The quality of patient safety practices was measured using the Patient Safety Practice Scale (PSPS) (Miura, Funashima, 2010). The PSPS, which has well-established reliability and validity, consists of 40 items (i.e., 8 subscales with 5 items) and is rated on a 5-point Likert-type scale. The 28 attributes were examined using the Nurses' Attribute Questionnaire (NAQ), the content validity of which was validated in a pilot study and a panel of experts. The instrument packets were distributed to 1315 nurses randomly sampled from hospitals in Japan. Data were analyzed for statistical significance. Results: A total of 834 nurses responded (response rate, 61.8%), and 779 valid data were analyzed. Statistical analyses revealed that 18 of 28 attributes were related to quality of patient safety practices. These 18 attributes (in relation to the nurse’s hospital/unit or oneself) included “number of beds,” “ratio of patients to nurses,” “safety environment,” “educational climate,” “wards,” “shift,” “teamwork,” “human relations,” “position,” “self-confidence on the job,” “playing a role in patient safety,” “submitting accident reports within the past year,” “stress level,” “mental health,” “satisfaction working as a nurse,” “nursing values,” “feelings toward nursing as a vocation,” and “clinical competence.” Conclusion: Results of the present study suggest that nurses need to improve their mental health and clinical competence. Furthermore, in addition to strengthening teamwork and human relations, safety and education need to be promoted in Japanese hospitals.en_GB
dc.subjectcontinuing educationen_GB
dc.subjectstaff developmenten_GB
dc.subjectpatient safetyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:03:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:03:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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