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dc.contributor.authorBragadóttir, Helga
dc.contributor.authorKalisch, Beatrice J
dc.contributor.authorBergthóra Tryggvadóttir, Gudný
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T15:54:45Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T15:54:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-26
dc.date.submitted2019-09
dc.identifier.citationThe extent to which adequacy of staffing predicts nursing teamwork in hospitals. 2019, Jun 26. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14975 J Clin Nursen_US
dc.identifier.issn1365-2702
dc.identifier.pmid31241808
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocn.14975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/621054
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink belowen_US
dc.description.abstractAIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which staffing adequacy predicts nursing teamwork, controlling for demographic and background variables. BACKGROUND: Findings from former studies indicate that hospital, unit and staff characteristics may be related to nursing teamwork, such as type of hospital and unit, role, gender, age, work experience, type of shift worked, shift length, number of working hours per week, overtime and staffing adequacy. Teamwork as well as staffing is identified as significant contributors to patient and staff safety in hospitals. However, the contribution of staffing to the quality of nursing teamwork is scarcely studied. DESIGN: This was a quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study using the paper-and-pencil questionnaire Nursing Teamwork Survey-Icelandic. METHODS: The study was conducted in 27 inpatient units in eight hospitals in Iceland with a sample of 925 nursing staff members. Participants were 567 registered nurses, practical nurses, unit secretaries and nurse unit managers. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology checklist was used for this paper. RESULTS: When controlling for unit type, role, experience on current unit and intent to leave, perceived adequacy of staffing alone explains up to 10% of overall teamwork. Unit type, role, years of experience on current unit and perceived staffing adequacy correlated significantly with overall teamwork. CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study indicate that unit and staff characteristics, including perceived adequacy of staffing, are associated with and explain the variability in nursing teamwork on inpatient hospital units. The findings of this study provide important information for clinical nurses, nurse managers, policymakers and instructors in health care. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The findings underline the importance of adequate staffing for nursing teamwork in inpatient hospital units.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Iceland Icelandic Nurses Association Landspitali-University Hospitalen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jocn.14975en_US
dc.subjecthospitalsen_US
dc.subjectnursesen_US
dc.subjectnursingen_US
dc.subjectstaffen_US
dc.subjectstaffingen_US
dc.subjectteamworken_US
dc.subjectHjúkrunarfræðingaren_US
dc.subjectTeymisvinnaen_US
dc.subjectSjúkrahúsen_US
dc.subject.meshNursingen_US
dc.subject.meshWorkforceen_US
dc.subject.meshHospitalsen_US
dc.titleThe extent to which adequacy of staffing predicts nursing teamwork in hospitals.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.department1 Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2 Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. 3 School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. 4 The Social Science Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Clinical Nursingen_US
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren_US
dc.departmentcodeNAA12
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of clinical nursing


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