Perception of nurses and families of patients regarding important care behaviors

Bárbara Andrea Salas Saavedra, María Alejandra Galiano Gálvez

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether there are differences between nurses of hospitalized patients and their relatives, regarding the perception they have of what care behaviors are important. Material and method: A cross-sectional descriptive study whose sample, stratified by service, consisted of 54 nurses and 96 relatives of a general hospital. To measure the response variable, the Caring Assessment Instrument (Care- Q) by Patricia Larson was used, which consists of 50 questions divided into 6 sub-scales that measure the behavior of the nursing professional in the delivery of care: a) it is accessible, b) explains and facilitates, c) comforts, d) anticipates, e) maintains a relationship of trust and f) monitors and follows up. Results: The prioritization of the first behavior, represented by the subscale “monitors and follows-up”, coincides in both groups. Regarding the importance assigned to the rest of the care behaviors and their subscales, differences are observed in both groups. Conclusion: The prioritization of care categories and behaviors between nurses and patients’ relatives are different and, as a first choice, it focuses on technical type behavior rather than the development of social skills.

Translated title of the contributionPerception of nurses and families of patients regarding important care behaviors
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalCiencia y Enfermeria
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017

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