2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (4) ◽  
Fong Chin Mun ◽  
S. M. Ferdous Azam ◽  
Ahmad Rasmi Suleiman Albattat ◽  
Ahmad Rasmi Suleiman Albattat ◽  
Ahmad Rasmi Suleiman Albattat
2019 ◽  
Vol 27 (1) ◽  
pp. 33-48 ◽  
Polly Petersen ◽  
Christina Sieloff ◽  
Lillian S. Lin ◽  
Susan J. Wallace Raph

Background and PurposeDemand for primary care providers increases value for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to assume more independent roles. The purpose was to develop a reliable, valid instrument to measure roles, responsibilities, and competencies reflective of autonomous practice for APRNs.MethodsConceptual literature motivated development of a new instrument. Validity was initially evaluated through expert content review. Reliability of proposed scales was evaluated and possible underlying constructs were identified through factor analysis using data from a pilot study.ResultsContent validity for the instrument was high (content validity index [CVI] 88). The 16-item instrument is highly reliable (Cronbach's alpha of 0.81). Cronbach's alphas for subscales ranged from 0.60 to 0.75. Factor analysis identified four components.ConclusionsThe Petersen Sieloff Assessment of Advanced Practice (PSAAP) demonstrated initial reliability. Additional examination is warranted to further improve the factor structure.

2011 ◽  
Vol 17 (4) ◽  
pp. 376-392 ◽  
Susan B. Matt

The aims of this pilot study were to describe registered nurses’ attitudes toward nurses with disabilities in the hospital nursing work force, explore factors contributing to these attitudes and explore the concept of disability climate in the hospital workplace. The web-based 37-item Nurses’ Attitudes toward Nurses with Disabilities Scale (NANDS) was administered to a convenience sample of 131 registered nurses working in three urban tertiary care hospitals. Respondents with experience caring for patients with disabilities indicated a significantly more positive perception of accessibility in the workplace and more positive attitudes toward the capability of nurses with disabilities than those without patient exposure. Respondents with higher levels of education indicated a higher level of Americans with Disabilities Act awareness. The disability climate was significantly more positive in outpatient clinics than in intensive care unit environments. Nurses with physical and sensory disabilities may feel more welcomed in areas serving patients with lower acuities. Greater exposure to individuals with disabilities positively impacts attitudes toward this population. The NANDS may be useful to assist employers and nursing administrators in assessing and creating healthy, disability-friendly work environments that promote a positive disability climate and improve the work experience for nurses with disabilities.

2018 ◽  
Vol 9 (3) ◽  
pp. 40
Teresa Vinagre ◽  
Rita Marques

The notification of errors/adverse events is one of the central aspects for the quality of care and patient safety. The purpose of this pilot study is to analyse the safety culture of the operating room in relation to the errors/adverse events and their notification, in the nurses’ perception. It is a quantitative, descriptive-exploratory pilot study. A survey “Nurses’ Perception regarding Notification of Errors/Adverse Events” was applied, consisting of 8 closed questions to an intentional non-probabilistic sample consisting of 43 nurses working in the operating room of a private hospital in Lisbon. The results showed that only 51.2% of the adverse events that caused damage to patients were always notified by the nurses. Of the various adverse events occurred, 60.5% were not reported, justified by “lack of time”. There was also a negative correlation between professional experience and the frequency of error notification (p < .05). The factors referred as those that contributed most to the occurrence of errors were, pressure to work quickly (100.0%), lack of human resources (86.0%), demotivation (86.0%), professional inexperience and hourly overload (83.7%), lack of knowledge (74.4%) and communication failures (65.1%). The perception of Patient Safety was assessed by the majority of participants as “acceptable”. In conclusion, it was evident the reduced notification of adverse events in the operation room so it becomes crucial to focus on the continuous training of health professionals, as well as work on the error, to increase a safety culture with quality.

1996 ◽  
Vol 4 (6) ◽  
pp. 319-321 ◽  
Robertd Goldney ◽  
Laura J. Fisher ◽  
Sonja Walmsley ◽  
Penny Kent ◽  
Ashley W. Cooper

In this era of increasing accountability in health care there is a need for an easily administered reliable instrument to assess the outcome of patients treated for psychiatric illness. This need has been reviewed comprehensively by Andrews et al [1]. One of the several instruments they recommended was the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale instrument (HoNOS) [2,3]. This paper describes the introduction of the HoNOS in a private hospital setting.

2020 ◽  
Vol 27 (3) ◽  
pp. 298-303
Christina Aggar ◽  
Lucy Shinners ◽  
Tamsin Thomas ◽  
Lynette Stockhausen

2017 ◽  
Vol 1 (suppl_1) ◽  
pp. 271-271
D.M. Fick ◽  
S.K. Inouye ◽  
C. McDermott ◽  
L. Ngo ◽  
J. Gallagher ◽  

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