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Factors Influencing Professionalism: A Cross Sectional Study among Iranian Registered Nurses

Rafiei, Hossein (2016) Factors Influencing Professionalism: A Cross Sectional Study among Iranian Registered Nurses. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science.

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Abstract

Background and Aim: Professionalism is a fundamental and elementary concept in nursing. The demand for nursing professionalization has become greater than ever in recent years. The present study aimed to examine Iranian registered nurses level of professionalism and associated factors. Methods: In this exploratory cross-sectional study, all qualified registered nurses working in two teaching hospitals (Imam Sajad and Rajaei hospitals) in North of Iran were invited to participate. The Hall's Professionalism Inventory (HPI) scale was used to assess the nurse’s level of professionalism. All statistical analyses were performed using SPSS software (v17.0; PASW Statistics). Results: Of the 133 nurses, 83.5% (n=111) were female and 16.5% (n=32) were male. The mean age of participants was 33.5±8.4 years and mean years of experience was 8.4±7.7 years. The mean score of nurse’s professionalism in all domains were 68.5±6.8. With regards to HPI scale domains, higher and lower mean score were related to autonomy and sense of calling with 15.6±2.2 and 11.3±2.3 respectively. Among related factors, only nurses’ age and their years of experience have significant coloration with their level of professionalism (p<0.05). Conclusion: Iranian registered nurses in present study showed moderate level of professionalism. Factor such as age and year of nursing experience affect their level of professionalism. Further study recommended in this regards. Keywords: Professionalism, nurses, Hall's Professionalism Inventory (HPI) scale, developing country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2016 09:27
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2016 09:27
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5619

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