A Q Methodology Study of Operating Room Personnel's Perceptions of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602508
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
A Q Methodology Study of Operating Room Personnel's Perceptions of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Author(s):
Cooper, Rachel Marie; Craney, Neil Schalliol; Hensel, Desiree; Craney, Neil Schalliol; Hensel, Desiree
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Rachel Marie Cooper, RN, rachcoop@umail.iu.edu; Neil Schalliol Craney, RN; Desiree Hensel, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose and Background/Significance: While the Institute of Medicine has called for nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their training and education, little is known about what perceptions exist towards Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) among other operating room team members. The purpose of this study is to explore patterns of attitudes among physicians, nurses, and technicians who work with CRNAs. Method: This study used a Q methodology design with a purposeful sample of operating room personnel recruited from four different institutions in the Midwestern United States. Participants were given a set of 34 attitude statements representing a wide range of beliefs about CRNAs. The participants completed a -4 to +4 rank ordering of their level of agreement with each statement. Data analysis was done using PQMethod software. Natural groupings were determined through factor analysis with varimax rotation. A factor array and narrative report was used to describe the discovered shared viewpoints towards CRNA practice. Results: Analysis of 24 returned Q sorts revealed three distinct viewpoints that explained 66% of the variance. Factor one was associated with high levels of confidence in CRNA abilities. Factor two was characterized by an acceptance for CRNAs with recognition for anesthesiologist supervision. Factor three recognized CRNAs were more patient focused but ultimately preferred the anesthesiologist. Conclusions: Discovering patterns of attitudes towards CRNAs provides new direction for research on how to best support nurses in advanced practice roles.
Keywords:
Advance Practice Nursing; Cerfified Registered Nurse Anethestist; Q methodology
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.24
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleA Q Methodology Study of Operating Room Personnel's Perceptions of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetistsen
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Rachel Marieen
dc.contributor.authorCraney, Neil Schalliolen
dc.contributor.authorHensel, Desireeen
dc.contributor.authorCraney, Neil Schalliolen
dc.contributor.authorHensel, Desireeen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsRachel Marie Cooper, RN, rachcoop@umail.iu.edu; Neil Schalliol Craney, RN; Desiree Hensel, RN, PCNS-BC, CNEen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602508en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose and Background/Significance: While the Institute of Medicine has called for nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their training and education, little is known about what perceptions exist towards Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) among other operating room team members. The purpose of this study is to explore patterns of attitudes among physicians, nurses, and technicians who work with CRNAs. Method: This study used a Q methodology design with a purposeful sample of operating room personnel recruited from four different institutions in the Midwestern United States. Participants were given a set of 34 attitude statements representing a wide range of beliefs about CRNAs. The participants completed a -4 to +4 rank ordering of their level of agreement with each statement. Data analysis was done using PQMethod software. Natural groupings were determined through factor analysis with varimax rotation. A factor array and narrative report was used to describe the discovered shared viewpoints towards CRNA practice. Results: Analysis of 24 returned Q sorts revealed three distinct viewpoints that explained 66% of the variance. Factor one was associated with high levels of confidence in CRNA abilities. Factor two was characterized by an acceptance for CRNAs with recognition for anesthesiologist supervision. Factor three recognized CRNAs were more patient focused but ultimately preferred the anesthesiologist. Conclusions: Discovering patterns of attitudes towards CRNAs provides new direction for research on how to best support nurses in advanced practice roles.en
dc.subjectAdvance Practice Nursingen
dc.subjectCerfified Registered Nurse Anethestisten
dc.subjectQ methodologyen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:30:32Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:30:32Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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