Accession Number : ADA220866

Title :   A Description of Maternity Patient and Staff Nurse Perceptions Regarding Supportive Nursing Behaviors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ledzinski, Teresa A.

Report Date : 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This descriptive study was based on work done by Gardner and Wheeler (1987) using their copyrighted Supportive Nursing Behavior Checklist (SNBC). Its purpose was to determine the differences and similarities of military and civilian facility obstetrical nurses' and postpartum patient's perceptions regarding supportive nursing behaviors. A convenience sample of volunteer patients (N=30 from each facility) and registered nurses (N=15 from the military facility and N=14 from the civilian facility) completed the 52-item SNBC by ranking supportive nursing behaviors on a 7-point scale from not supportive to always supportive. They also completed a demographic questionnaire and were asked to write a response to a self-report question. Patients were asked to narrate an incident in which they felt they were provided support by a nurse and nurses were to narrate an incident where they felt they provided support to a patient. The results suggest that nurses should confirm with the patient that their activities intended as supportive truly are. Additionally, as more research becomes available, nursing curricula may ultimately include material regarding what behaviors are most beneficial for different types of patients. Keywords: Reports; Military publications; Periodicals; Scientific literature. (eg)

Descriptors :   *NURSES, *OBSTETRICS, BEHAVIOR, DEMOGRAPHY, EDUCATION, FACILITIES, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, NURSING, PATIENTS, PERCEPTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, VOLUNTEERS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE