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dc.titleInvestigating nurses' knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence patterns to perform the conscious level assessment: A cluster analysis
dc.contributor.authorChan, M.F.
dc.contributor.authorMatter, I.
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T08:45:08Z
dc.date.available2016-10-19T08:45:08Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.citationChan, M.F., Matter, I. (2013-08). Investigating nurses' knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence patterns to perform the conscious level assessment: A cluster analysis. International Journal of Nursing Practice 19 (4) : 351-359. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12077
dc.identifier.issn13227114
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/128785
dc.description.abstractBy accurately assessing a patient's conscious level, the nurse is able to detect neurological changes in order to improve survival outcomes and minimize long-term sequelae. However, problems are encountered when using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to assess a patient's conscious level. This study aims to identify the profile of a group of nurse's knowledge, attitudes and self-confidence (KAS) to perform the conscious level assessment using the GCS. A descriptive correlational survey was conducted from January to March 2010 in one acute care hospital in Singapore. A convenience sampling was used, and 114 nursing staff (91.2% response rates) completed a self-reported questionnaire. Four main outcomes: demographic and clinical experiences, and KAS. Two-step cluster analysis yielded two clusters. Cluster A (48.2%) was labelled 'average attitudes, knowledge and self-confidence' group. Cluster B (51.8%) was labelled as 'positive attitudes, good knowledge and high self-confidence' group. Two clusters showed differences in the levels of their KAS. Findings may be used for management to improve support of nurses to ensure accurately assessing patient's conscious level. Management should formulate strategies to encourage nurses to resolve actual problems following training or mentoring and to increase the depth and breadth of nurses' KAS to perform the conscious level assessment using the GCS. © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectGlasgow Coma Scale
dc.subjectIntensive care
dc.subjectKnowledge
dc.subjectSelf-confidence
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.description.doi10.1111/ijn.12077
dc.description.sourcetitleInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
dc.description.volume19
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page351-359
dc.identifier.isiut000322722400001
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