Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
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Investigation of Workload Perception, Patient Safety Attitude and Affecting Factors of Nurses Working in Surgical Clinics

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Bartın Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Bartın, Türkiye

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Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Hemşirelik Anabilim Dalı, Zonguldak, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 1-9
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.65983
Read: 1499 Downloads: 489 Published: 31 March 2021

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the workload perception, patient safety attitude and affecting factors of nurses working in surgical clinics.

Methods: The study was descriptive type and 240 nurses who were working in surgical clinics and volunteered to participate in the study between August and December 2018 were included. The data were collected with a descriptive form, individual workload perception scale and patient safety attitude scale. In evaluating the data, descriptive tests, student t test, one-way ANOVA, Kruskal Wallis, Pearson Correlation analysis were used.

Results: It was determined that 72.5% of the nurses were women and 70% of them worked in the clinic willingly and 79.2% of them took courses on patient safety. The mean score of the Individual Workload Perception Scale of the Nurses was 103.80 ± 15.24 and the mean score of the Patient Safety Attitude Scale was 151.97 ± 21.03. The Individual Workload Perception Scale and Patient Safety Attitude Scale score of the nurses who worked willingly in the clinic were high; the mean score of the individual workload perception scale of the nurses who took the courses related to the patient safety was high (P < .05). There was a positive correlation between nurses’ individual workload perception and patient safety attitude (P < .05). 

Conclusion: It was concluded that the positive workload perception of the nurses positively affected the patient safety attitude.

Karahan E, Çelik S, Sugeçti S. Investigation of Workload Perception, Patient Safety Attitude and Affecting Factors of Nurses Working in Surgical Clinics. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021;18(1):1-9.

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