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3 JNE 2015, 4(3): 19-29 Back to browse issues page
General decision-making style and clinical competence of nurses working in the educational hospitals affiliated to Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2014
A Abdi, P Assadi, T Mohammadyari, J Miri
nursing and midwifery school, Kermanshah university of medical sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. , A_abdi61@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Decision-making is the main concept in nursing, having a direct effect on nursing care. Awareness of the relationship between decision-making style and nursing clinical competence is a prerequisite for establishing proper educative programs over developing the nurses’ expertise. The current study was conducted to determine the correlation between general decision-making style and clinical competence of nurses. Methods: In this correctional research, 204 nurses working in the educational hospitals in Kermanshah enrolled in the study using a stratified random method in 2014. The tools included clinical competence of Benner and Scott and Bruce decision-making styles questioners. Data were collected from work location of the participants and completing the questioners. Then they were analyzed using SPSS version 16 and descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings: Mean and standard deviation of total clinical competence was 69.56± 10.74. The mean number of rational decision- making (17.97± 3.07) and intuitive decision-making (17.95± 3.43) styles was higher than other styles. There was a significant positive correlation between rational (r=0.209 P=0.003) and intuitive (r=0.193 P=0.006) decision- making styles with clinical competence. Conclusion: There was a positive relationship between rational and intuitive decision- making styles with clinical competence. Consequently, an appropriate educational program should be designed to strengthen the clinical competency of nurses and nursing students.
Keywords: decision-making, clinical competence, nurses
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/7 | Accepted: 2015/11/21 | Published: 2015/11/21
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Abdi A, Assadi P, Mohammadyari T, Miri J. General decision-making style and clinical competence of nurses working in the educational hospitals affiliated to Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2014. 3 JNE. 2015; 4 (3) :19-29
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