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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304377
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Perception of Care Practice Environment in Portugal
Author(s):
Santos Vidinha, Telma Sofia; Silva Cardoso, Maria Lucília; Amaral, Fernando
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Xi
Author Details:
Telma Sofia Santos Vidinha, RN, telmavidinha@esenfc.pt; Maria Lucília Silva Cardoso, MsC; Fernando Amaral, RN, MsC;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: To acknowledge the nurses’ perception about care practice environment in the portuguese context.

Methods:

This study was undertaken under the scope Results of the nursing care: Quality and Effectiveness project (FCT-PTPC/CS-SOC/113519/2009).

This was a correlational cross-sectional study. Data were analysed using SPSS 19.0. We used the Practice Environment Scale, portuguese version (Amaral, Ferreira & Lake, 2012). It was composed of 31 items, grouped into 5 factors. Nurses had to mark their level of agreement whit each item on a scale of four points, from 1 (Strongly agree) to 4 (Strongly disagree). Lake (2002) proposes a neutral midpoint of 2.5 to analyze the mean scores of the factors. Purposive convenience sample was composed of all staff nurses from the 26 medicine and surgery wards of the 4 portuguese hospitals. Data were collected between July and August of 2012.

Results: 

365 nurses responded to the questionnaire, registering a response rate of 66.19%. Nurses' ages vary between 24 and 59 years (mean = 35.15) and the time of exercise of the profession is on average 11.19 years. The mean composite of the averages of the factors was 2.55 on the 4 hospitals and when compared the means of the four hospitals by the teste ANOVA, there were no significant differences (p = .104). However, there was a mean below the neutral point in the dimensions Participation (mean = 2.22) and Resources (mean = 2.28). The factor which has a mean with the highest value was Quality of Care (mean = 2.95).

Conclusion:

Regardless the hospital to which they belong, nurses have a positive perception about the practice care environment and give greater value to the quality of care they provide. However, they recognise that the environment is unfavorable to their participation in hospital decisions and to the creation of opportunities for their professional development.

Keywords:
Nursing outcomes; Practice Environment Scale; Nursing
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Perception of Care Practice Environment in Portugalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSantos Vidinha, Telma Sofiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSilva Cardoso, Maria Lucíliaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAmaral, Fernandoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsTelma Sofia Santos Vidinha, RN, telmavidinha@esenfc.pt; Maria Lucília Silva Cardoso, MsC; Fernando Amaral, RN, MsC;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304377-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To acknowledge the nurses’ perception about care practice environment in the portuguese context. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This study was undertaken under the scope <b>Results </b>of the nursing care: Quality and Effectiveness project (FCT-PTPC/CS-SOC/113519/2009). <p>This was a correlational cross-sectional study. Data were analysed using SPSS 19.0. We used the Practice Environment Scale, portuguese version (Amaral, Ferreira & Lake, 2012). It was composed of 31 items, grouped into 5 factors. Nurses had to mark their level of agreement whit each item on a scale of four points, from 1 (Strongly agree) to 4 (Strongly disagree). Lake (2002) proposes a neutral midpoint of 2.5 to analyze the mean scores of the factors. Purposive convenience sample was composed of all staff nurses from the 26 medicine and surgery wards of the 4 portuguese hospitals. Data were collected between July and August of 2012. <p>Results:  <p>365 nurses responded to the questionnaire, registering a response rate of 66.19%. Nurses' ages vary between 24 and 59 years (mean = 35.15) and the time of exercise of the profession is on average 11.19 years. The mean composite of the averages of the factors was 2.55 on the 4 hospitals and when compared the means of the four hospitals by the teste ANOVA, there were no significant differences (p = .104). However, there was a mean below the neutral point in the dimensions Participation (mean = 2.22) and Resources (mean = 2.28). The factor which has a mean with the highest value was Quality of Care (mean = 2.95). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Regardless the hospital to which they belong, nurses have a positive perception about the practice care environment and give greater value to the quality of care they provide. However, they recognise that the environment is unfavorable to their participation in hospital decisions and to the creation of opportunities for their professional development.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectPractice Environment Scaleen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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