hkr.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
European orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of nursing care: a comparative study
Health Care District of Forssa.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kalmar County Council.
Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens.
Show others and affiliations
2009 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 18, no 20, p. 2818-2829Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To compare English, Finnish, Greek and Swedish orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of nursing care received during hospitalisation. BACKGROUND: Patient perceptions are important when evaluating nursing care delivery. Evaluations usually take place sub-nationally though European citizens may be treated throughout the European Union. International comparative studies are possible because of the universal nature and philosophical roots of quality in nursing care. They are needed to assist in improving care outcomes. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, comparative study design was used. METHOD: The Schmidt Perception of Nursing Care Survey was used to obtain data from orthopaedic and trauma patients in acute hospitals in four countries: Finland (n = 425, response rate 85%), Greece (n = 315, 86%), Sweden (n = 218, 73%) and UK (n = 135, 85%). Data were first analysed using descriptive statistics, then between-country comparisons were computed inferentially using a one-way analysis of variance and a univariate analysis of covariance. RESULTS: Between-country differences were found in patients' perceptions of the nursing care received. Over the whole Schmidt Perception of Nursing Care Survey the Swedish and Finnish patients gave their care the highest assessments and the Greek patients the lowest. The same trend was seen in each of the four sub-scales: Seeing The Individual Patient, Explaining, Responding and Watching. Responding was given the highest assessments in each participating country and Seeing the Individual Patient the lowest except in Greece. CONCLUSIONS: Further research is needed to consider whether the between-country differences found are caused by differences between cultures, nursing practices, roles of healthcare personnel or patients in the different countries. The Schmidt Perception of Nursing Care Survey is suitable for the assessment of European orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of nursing care received during hospitalisation. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The results are useful in evaluating and developing nursing care in hospitals from different European countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 18, no 20, p. 2818-2829
Keywords [en]
acute care, nurses, nursing, orthopaedic, patients, quality
National Category
Nursing Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-5720DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02833.xISI: 000269591400005PubMedID: 19686322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-5720DiVA, id: diva2:286780
Available from: 2010-01-15 Created: 2010-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Authority records BETA

Berg, Agneta

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berg, Agneta
By organisation
School of Health and Society
In the same journal
Journal of Clinical Nursing
NursingSocial Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 34 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf