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Borimnejad L, Mardani Hmouleh M, Seyed Fatemi N, Mostaghaci M. Relationship between assertiveness and reporting of job errors among nurses. tkj. 2013; 5 (2) :60-65
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-354-en.html
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Background: Assertiveness skill helps to nurses for better their practice. Job errors are inevitable in nursing profession. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between assertiveness and reporting of job errors among nurses. Methods: This descriptive and cross sectional study was performed on 153 nurses from Fatemeh Zahra hospital of Najafabad through census sampling. The main study tools were assertiveness inventory of Gambril & Richi and questionnaire of job errors. The data were analyzed by SPSS 16 software using the chi square and Pearson correlation coefficient test. Results: The most of nurses (78.4%) had assertiveness in the moderate level and (58.2%) of them were agreed to reporting of job errors in the moderate level. Pearson correlation coefficient test showed a direct correlation between assertiveness and reporting of job errors (r=0.035) but no significant difference between two variables (P=0.58). Conclusion: Nurses with higher assertiveness had a more favorable disposition to reporting of their job errors. Regarding impossibility of suppression of nursing errors, struggle for reporting nursing errors depends on using an approach with emphasis on promotion of assertiveness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety and occupational accidents
Received: 2013/09/11 | Accepted: 2013/09/11 | Published: 2013/09/11

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