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Br J Nurs. 2018 Nov 22;27(21):1246-1249. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.21.1246.

Self-confidence and attitude of acute care nurses to the presence of family members during resuscitation.

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1
Nurse Educator, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
2
Critical Care Nurse, Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
3
Registered Nurse, Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
4
Registered Nurse, and Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
5
Nursing Student, and Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

Abstract

AIM::

the present study aimed to assess the relationship between attitude to the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and confidence of acute care nurses in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the presence of family.

METHODS::

this descriptive-analytical study was conducted on nurses working in acute care units (intensive care unit, coronary care unit, and emergency department) in Iran in 2017. A total of 150 nurses entered the study by convenience sampling. Data were collected on nurses' attitude towards the presence of family scale and nurses' self-confidence in presence of family scale.

RESULTS::

of the 150 participants, 48 (32%) were men and 102 (68%) were women. Total mean score of attitude was 67±10.4 (obtained scores by nurses ranged from 32 to 100). Total mean score of self-confidence was 53.86 ±11.7 (obtained scores by nurses ranged from 23 to 81). Pearson correlation test showed a significant negative relationship between nurses' attitude toward presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and their self-confidence (rr=-0.45, p=0.001).

CONCLUSION::

the present study showed that nurses with a higher self-confidence have a more positive attitude toward presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Given the importance of the subject, it should be considered by nursing managers and planners.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Critical care nurses; Family-centered care; Professional issues; Self-confidence

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