Accession Number:

ADA135457

Title:

Perceptions of Quality of Nursing Care: Patients and Registered Nurses in a Hospital Using 12-Hour Shifts.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to investigate the quality of nursing care as perceived by patients and as perceived by registered nurses who worked a compressed workweek. There were 33 patients and 35 registered nurses in the sample. The study was conducted in a 100-bed, private, investor-owned hospital in the southeast United States within an urban setting. Data were collected using a modified version of Rissers Patient Satisfaction Scale and two researchers-devised questions. A mean rating and a t test for independent samples were used for analysis of data. Significance was set at the 0.05 level. Three hypotheses were established H1 Patients will perceive the care received from registered nurses who work a compressed workweek as quality nursing care. H2 Registered nurses who work a compressed workweek will perceive care administered to patients as quality nursing care. H3 There will be no difference between the perception of registered nurses and the perception of patients as to the quality of nursing care. All three hypotheses were supported.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE