Factors Influencing on Patient Safety Culture as Perceived by Registered Nurses in Phrae Hospital

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Rachanita Khianpo
Laddawan Daengthern

Abstract

             Safety culture is an important to the health outcomes of patients. Achieving the goal of becoming a quality hospital which focuses on providing effective and safety health services for patients. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors influencing on patient safety culture as perceived by professional nurses who working in Phrae hospital. The samples consisted of 146 registered nurses providing services to the inpatient department at Phrae hospital and had working experienced at least one year. The research questionnaires consisted of three sections: (1) demographic data (2) the factors influencing patient safety culture and (3) patient safety culture as perceived by registered nurses at Phrae hospital. The questionnaires were tested for content validity by using the Index of item objective congruence of the questionnaires were in the range 0.60 – 1.00 and reliability of the questionnaires were tested by Cronbach’s Alpha reliability Coefficient which was .92 and .95 respectively. Data were collected by using the questionnaires and analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and multiple regression analysis with stepwise selection method. 


          The findings were: 1) the level of the patient safety culture as perceived by professional nurses was at the high level (= 4.05, SD = .43) 2) task factor, technology and equipment factors, organization factors and work environment factors were the factor influencing on patient safety culture as perceived by professional nurses who working in Phrae hospital which accounted for 66.8% (R2 = .668, p < .05)


          Nursing administrators should promote to learning about safety culture. Including supporting resources in operations for achievement in continuously creating a patient safety culture in the organization.

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