No differences in job perceptions amongst Dutch nurse anaesthetists with and without nursing background

Meeusen, Vera, van Dam, Karen, Brown-Mahoney, Chris, van Zundert, Andre A. J. and Knape, Hans T. A. (2011) No differences in job perceptions amongst Dutch nurse anaesthetists with and without nursing background. Anestezjologia Intensywna Terapia, 43 3: 157-162.

Author Meeusen, Vera
van Dam, Karen
Brown-Mahoney, Chris
van Zundert, Andre A. J.
Knape, Hans T. A.
Title No differences in job perceptions amongst Dutch nurse anaesthetists with and without nursing background
Journal name Anestezjologia Intensywna Terapia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0209-1712
1731-2515
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 157
End page 162
Total pages 6
Place of publication Warsaw, Poland
Publisher Medipress Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the Netherlands, the employment as a "nurse anaesthetist" is comparable to that of a registered nurse anaesthetist in the Scandinavian countries and Poland. However, the Dutch healthcare system employs nurse anaesthetists both with and without nursing backgrounds. This study has investigated whether a nursing background influences the attitudes and perceptions of nurse anaesthetists in the Netherlands. A survey was distributed to all nurse anaesthetists working in Dutch hospitals to discover differences in their perceptions of their work context, job satisfaction, and work climate, as well as health and turnover intention. The questionnaire also sought basic information on socio-demographic factors and psychosomatic symptoms. Descriptive statistics, factor analyses and independent T-tests were computed. Overall 923 of a total of 2,000 questionnaires were completed and analysed (response rate of 46%). Independent T-tests showed no significant differences between nurse anaesthetists with and those without nursing backgrounds in all the areas examined. Dutch nurse anaesthetists with and without nursing backgrounds reported similar perceptions of and information about their work context, job satisfaction, work climate, psychosomatic symptoms, burnout, sickness absence, general health and turnover intention. Both academic tracks appeared to produce individuals who functioned similarly as professionals.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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