Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students

R Watson, I J Deary, A L Hoogbruin, W Vermeijden, C Rumeu, M Beunza, B Barbarini, J MacDonald, T McCready

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Abstract

This paper describes a study of perceptions of nursing by nursing students, qualified nurses (United Kingdom and Spain), patients and non-nursing students. A survey method was used with a longitudinal panel element incorporating a 35-item version of the Nursing Dimensions Inventory translated into Spanish. Data were analysed using principal component analysis, congruence analysis, Mokken scaling, correlation, ANOVA, t-test and Cronbach's alpha. Patients may perceive nursing differently from nursing students, nurses (in the UK and Spain) and non-nurses. These findings are discussed in the context of nurse education and patient care. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume40
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

Keywords

  • nurses
  • nursing
  • cross-cultural
  • longitudinal
  • survey
  • CARING DIMENSIONS INVENTORY
  • MULTIVARIATE-ANALYSIS
  • BEHAVIORS
  • RELIABILITY
  • STAFF
  • CARE

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