Caring in nursing: a multivariate analysis

A Lea, R Watson, I J Deary

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Abstract / Description of output

The dimensions underlying the perceptions of caring among nurses were investigated using the Edinburgh Caring Dimensions Inventory (CDI). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis techniques were used. While there was a general caring factor on which the majority of the items in the CDI loaded, there were two separable major dimensions to caring, namely 'psychosocial aspects' and 'professional and technical aspects'. In addition, two smaller dimensions were identified that were both related to self-giving, and it is postulated that these refer, respectively, to appropriate and inappropriate self-giving in nursing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-671
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • care
  • caring
  • nursing
  • CARE


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