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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2013, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 8-18 Back to browse issues page
A study on the level of innovation and its related factors in critical care nurses employed in intensive care units
A Nasiri, R Tabari *, K Salami-Kohan, E Kazem-Nezhad-Leili
, rasooltabari@gmail.com
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Background and aims: The need for innovative nurses in intensive care wards is felt to provide exclusive complex care to very ill patients. The present study aimed to determine the level of innovation in critical care nurses and the individual and organizational factors associated with it. Methods: In this descriptive - analytical study, 205 subjects were selected by consensus included critical care nurses of educational-therapeutic centers in Rasht in 2013. Data collection instrument included Kirton Adaption - Innovation Inventory with questions related to individual and organizational characteristics. Questionnaire scoring was based on five-point Likert scale Results: Mean score of “innovations" score in nurses was 120.88±15.15 and 95.24% of nurses were innovative. Also, among personal factors, the level of innovation was significantly related to variables such as gender (p=0.012), educational level (p=0.039) and age (p=0.037), and in organizational factors, management experience (p=0.006), having education course on creativity and innovation (p=0.014) and type of critical care ward (p≤0.001) employed were significantly correlated. Conclusion: According to large proportions of innovative nurses, healthcare managers and policymakers must create a receptive, trusting and appropriate atmosphere to facilitate the implementation of original and creative ideas of nurses to solve some of health care system problems.
Keywords: Critical Care Unit, Nurses, Innovation
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: General
Received: 2014/02/18 | Accepted: 2014/02/18 | Published: 2014/02/18
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Nasiri A, Tabari R, Salami-Kohan K, Kazem-Nezhad-Leili E. A study on the level of innovation and its related factors in critical care nurses employed in intensive care units. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2013; 2 (3) :8-18
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