Nurses’ COVID-19 fears and patient safety attitudes in the pandemic

Obrazek miniatury
Efil, Sevda
Turen, Sevda
Demir, Elif
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Publishing Office of the University of Rzeszow
Introduction and aim. The fear experienced by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic may threaten patient safety. This study was conducted with the aim of examining nurses’ COVID-19 fears and attitudes to patient safety in the pandemic. Material and methods. The research had a descriptive and cross-sectional design. The research sample consisted of 245 nurses working at a teaching and research hospital in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous province. Research data were collected in June–July 2021. A Nurse Characteristics Form, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) and the Patient Safety Attitude Questionnaire were used to collect data. The data evaluation was performed using descriptive statistics, Student t test, one-way variance (ANOVA), and Pearson correlation analysis. Results. The nurses’ mean score for fear of COVID-19 was 16.67±6.88, and their mean score for patient safety attitude was 141.70±27.78. Their COVID-19 fear levels and mean patient safety attitude scores were found to differ according to their intention to leave the job, their education on COVID-19 and their age. Conclusion. Nurses’ experiencing of physical, social and psychological problems relating to the COVID-19 pandemic should be followed up in the long term.
In this study, all procedures were performed in accordance with the ethical standards, and by the Helsinki Declaration. This study was approved by Ç University’s institutional review body (Approval No. 2021-YÖNP-0378). The researcher explained to each nurse participant what the study was about as well as their rights and roles as study participants. Participation was voluntary, anonymous, and did not involve any compensation. Informed consent was obtained from all participants.
Słowa kluczowe
COVID-19 , nurses , patient safety
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 21, z. 1 (2023), s. 19-26