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The purposes of this study were to describe the level of knowledge, attitude, and nursing skill based on patient safety and examine the correlations among knowledge, attitude, and nursing skill based on patient safety. Two-hundred and eighty-four nurses in hospital under the Naval Medical Department were recruited by stratified random sampling method. Study instruments consisted of the personal data record form, patient safety knowledge test which had the reliability at 0.75 (KR-20), patient safety attitude questionnaire, and nursing skill based on patient safety questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient at 0.91 and 0.84. Descriptive statistics and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient analysis were used to analyze the data.
The results revealed that most of the nurses’ level of knowledge on patient safety was at good level (Mean = 12.20, SD = 1.90) and their attitude toward patient safety was at good level (Mean = 3.28, SD = 0.31). Nursing skill based on patient safety was at good level (Mean = 3.41, SD = 0.39). There was a significant correlation between attitude and nursing skill based on patient safety (r = .611, p < .01), but the knowledge was not significantly correlated to attitude and nursing skill based on patient safety (r = .004 และ r = .005, p > .05, respectively).
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