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Nurses’ attitudes toward quality improvement in hospitals: Implications for nursing management systems


Background & Aim: Quality improvement in hospitals is a systematically widely used framework that improves patient care quality delivered by health care professionals. This study assessed the attitude of nurses toward Quality Improvement.
Methods & Materials: A quantitative research approach was used. A total of 361 nurses working in two government hospitals and two private hospitals in the Philippines were selected using convenience sampling. The data collected using a self-administered questionnaire was started in March-April 2019. To identify the association between nurse demographic characteristics and perceived quality improvement, an independent sample t-test, a one-way analysis of variance with a post-hoc Tukey HSD test, and a Pearson’s product-moment correlation were conducted using SPSS.
Results: Nurses have high positive quality improvement attitude scores. The age, salary, and hospital type, influence quality improvement attitude scores.
Conclusion: Nurses have a positive attitude towards qualitative improvement. In addition, nurses’ age, salary, and public hospitals' work have a positive qualitative improvement than nurses working in private hospitals.

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IssueVol 8 No 3 (2021): Summer QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/npt.v8i3.5935
attitudes; health care; nursing management; quality improvement

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Adolfo C, Albougami A, Roque M, Almazan J. Nurses’ attitudes toward quality improvement in hospitals: Implications for nursing management systems. NPT. 8(3):206-215.