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Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students

Watson R, Deary IJ, Hoogbruin AL, Vermeijden W, Rumeu C, Beunza M, Barbarin B, MacDonald J, McCready T.
School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Studies, University of Hull, HU6 7RX, Hull, UK

Magazine: International Journal of Nursing Studies

Date: Feb 1, 2003


This paper describes a study of perceptions of nursing by nursing students, qualified nurses (United Kingdom and Spain), patients and non-nursing students. A survey method was used with a longitudinal panel element incorporating a 35-item version of the Nursing Dimensions Inventory translated into Spanish.

Data were analysed using principal component analysis, congruence analysis, Mokken scaling, correlation, ANOVA, t-test and Cronbach's alpha.

Patients may perceive nursing differently from nursing students, nurses (in the UK and Spain) and non-nurses. These findings are discussed in the context of nurse education and patient care.

CITATION  Int J Nurs Stud. 2003 Feb;40(2):133-44

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