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dc.contributor.authorTitlestad, Irit
dc.contributor.authorHaugstvedt, Anne
dc.contributor.authorIgland, Jannicke
dc.contributor.authorGraue, Marit
dc.identifier.citationTitlestad, I., Haugstvedt, A., Igland, J., & Graue, M. (2018). Patient safety culture in nursing homes: A cross-sectional study among nurses and nursing aides caring for residents with diabetes. BMC Nursing, 17(1), 1-8.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground Due to the high morbidity and disability level among diabetes patients in nursing homes, the conditions for caregivers are exceedingly complex and challenging. The patient safety culture in nursing homes should be evaluated in order to improve patient safety and the quality of care. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the perceptions of patient safety culture of nursing personnel in nursing homes, and its associations with the participants’ (i) profession, (ii) education, (iii) specific knowledge related to their own residents with diabetes, and (iv) familiarity with clinical diabetes guidelines for older people. Methods Cross-sectional survey design. The study included 89 nursing home personnel (38 registered nurses and 51 nurse aides), 25 (28%) with advanced education, at two nursing homes. We collected self-reported questionnaire data on age, profession, education and work experience, diabetes knowledge and familiarity with diabetes guidelines. In addition, we applied the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture instrument, with 42 items and 12 dimensions. Results In general, those with advanced education scored higher in all patient safety culture dimensions than those without, however statistically significant only for the dimensions “teamwork” (mean score 81.7 and 67.7, p = 0.042) and “overall perceptions of resident safety” (mean score 90.0 and 74.3, p = 0.016). Nursing personnel who were familiar with diabetes guidelines for older people had more positive perceptions in key areas of patient safety culture, than those without familiarity with the guidelines. Conclusions The findings from this study show that advanced education and familiarity with current diabetes guidelines was related to adequate evaluations on essential areas of patient safety culture in nursing homes.nb_NO
dc.publisherBioMed Centralnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectnursing homenb_NO
dc.subjectnursing personnelnb_NO
dc.subjectpatient safety culturenb_NO
dc.titlePatient safety culture in nursing homes – a cross-sectional study among nurses and nursing aides caring for residents with diabetesnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s).nb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Sykepleievitenskap: 808nb_NO
dc.source.journalBMC Nursingnb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for helse- og omsorgsvitskap
cristin.unitnameFakultet for helse- og sosialvitskap

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