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Jafarjalal E, Jafarpour H, Dehghan Nayeri N, Haghani H. Relationship between Perceptions of Organizational Culture with Patients’ Safety Behavior among Nurses in Babol. Hayat. 2013; 19 (3) :5-16
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-611-en.html

1- Dept. of Nursing Management, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی
2- MSc. in Nursing دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی , hjafarpour566@ gmail.com
3- Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Dept. of Nursing Management, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی
4- Dept. of Biostatistics, School of Management and Information Technology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی
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  Background & Aim: Governing organizational culture in hospitals can affect patients’ safety through establishment of behavioral norms among nurses. This study aimed to determine the relationship between nurses’ perception of organizational culture and their performance about patients’ safety .

  Methods & Materials: In this cross sectional, descriptive-correlation study, we used stratified sampling method to recruit 250 nurses working in general wards and emergency departments of general hospitals in Babol, 2013. Data were collected through questionnaires and were analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistic tests including the Pearson test, ANOVA test and T-test in the SPSS . 

  Results: Nurses' perception of organizational culture was "fairly desirable" (54.5%). Performance of the nurses in the field of patients' safety was "desirable" (88%). The Pearson test showed that there was a positive and statistically significant correlation between nurses’ perception of organizational culture and their performance in the field of patients’ safety (P<0.01) .

  Conclusion: It seems that improving organizational culture in hospitals can enhance nurses’ performance in the field of patients' safety .

  

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2014/01/13 | ePublished: 2014/01/13

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