ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Assessment of Patient Safety Attitude Levels Among Healthcare Professionals Working in the Operating Room [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2023; 45(1): 46-54 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.52722

Assessment of Patient Safety Attitude Levels Among Healthcare Professionals Working in the Operating Room

Murat Tamer1, Sami Akbulut2, İpek Balıkçı Çiçek4, Hasan Sarıtaş5, Mehmet Serdar Akbulut6, Ali Özer3, Cemil Çolak4
1Department of Surgical Nursing, İnönü University Faculty of Nursing, Malatya, Türkiye
2Department of Surgery and Liver Transplant Institute, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Türkiye;Department of Public Health, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Türkiye; Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Türkiye
3Department of Public Health, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Türkiye
4Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Türkiye
5Department of Surgical Nursing, Siirt University Faculty of Health Science, Siirt, Türkiye
6Department of Social Work, Bingöl State Hospital, Bingöl, Türkiye

Objective: This study aims to determine the factors affecting the perception levels of operating room (OR) nurses and nurse anesthetists working in the OR regarding patient safety attitudes.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted using face-to-face interviews with 117 healthcare professionals working as OR nurses (n=60) and nurse anesthetists (n=57). The patient safety attitude questionnaire (SAQ), where the reliability analysis was also performed for the SAQ scale. and sociodemographic characteristics were used for this study. Qualitative variables were given as numbers and percentages (%), and the dataset belonging to quantitative variables that met the normal distribution criteria was given as mean (standard deviation), and data of quantitative variables that did not comply with normality were given as median, IQR, and 95% CI of the median.
Results: There were significant differences between OR nurses and nurse anesthetists regarding job satisfaction (p=0.015) and total SAQ score (p=0.040). Significant differences were detected between men and women participants regarding smoking (p=0.020) and stress recognition (p=0.040). The reliability analysis of the scale was as follows: total (α: 0.791), job satisfaction (α: 0.883), teamwork climate (α: 0.856), safety climate (α: 0.864), perceptions of management (α: 0.881), stress recognition (α: 0.791), and working conditions (α: 0.530).
Conclusion: It was shown that the patient safety attitudes of the healthcare professionals participating in this study are above average, although it is still insufficient, where the stress identification score of the female participant was higher, and it was also found that the nurses’ job satisfaction and SAQ score were higher.

Keywords: Operating room, healthcare professionals, patient safety attitude, job satisfaction, teamwork climate, safety climate, stress recognition, working conditions.

Murat Tamer, Sami Akbulut, İpek Balıkçı Çiçek, Hasan Sarıtaş, Mehmet Serdar Akbulut, Ali Özer, Cemil Çolak. Assessment of Patient Safety Attitude Levels Among Healthcare Professionals Working in the Operating Room. Erciyes Med J. 2023; 45(1): 46-54

Corresponding Author: Sami Akbulut, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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