The Journal of Science of Labour
Online ISSN : 2187-2570
Print ISSN : 0022-443X
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Which types of safety education programmes can contribute to enhancing maturity of patient safety culture in nursing?
Sakiko SUMAIYasuyuki YAMADAHatsuko SUZUMURATakeshi EBARA
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2014 Volume 90 Issue 5 Pages 190-199


This study was to examine the contribution of safety education programmes to patient safety culture in hospital nursing. A cross-sectional survey of 1,475 nurses in internal/external clinical settings was conducted in twenty hospitals with more than 200 inpatient beds. The response rate was 81.4%. The respondents answered an anonymous self-administrated questionnaire asking items of Patient Safety Climate Scale (PSCS), demographic and environmental factors and the type of safety education programmes conducted in their hospitals. Logistic regression analysis using propensity score was performed to examine relationships between safety education programmes and patient safety culture. The results indicated more positive effects of experienceoriented training on maturity of patient safety culture (the range of adjusted odds ratios (OR) among PSCS factors: 1.90-2.78), compared to non-organized education. The findings suggest that diversified safety education programmes based on experience-oriented training are effective ways to strengthen patient safety culture in hospital nursing.

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