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The purposes of this descriptive research were to: 1) study the empowerment, physician - nurse’s relationship, and quality of care of professional nurses and 2) the influences of empowerment and physician – nurse’s relationship on quality of care of professional nurses at the In-patient department, Uttaradit hospital. The research tools composed of questionnaires of empowerment, physician – nurse’s relationship, and quality of care that included the random of 118 professional nurses. The content validity indexes of the questionnaires were .90, .90, and 1, respectively. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficients of those questionnaires were .89, .76, and .96, respectively. Data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson product-moment correlation, and stepwise multiple regression analysis.
The major findings were as follows: professional nurses rated their overall empowerment, physician - nurse’s relationship and quality of care at the high level, which influenced on the quality of care of professional nurses with 45.3 percent (R2 = .453, p <.001). This study suggested that the empowerment for professional nurses and physician - nurse relationship could be considered for increase quality of care.
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