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

Watson, Roger; Deary, Ian J.; Hoogbruin, Amandah Lea; Vermeijden, Wytze; Rumeu, Carmen; Beunza, Maribel; Barbarin, Beatriz; MacDonald, Julie; McCready, Tracey

Authors

Ian J. Deary

Amandah Lea Hoogbruin

Wytze Vermeijden

Carmen Rumeu

Maribel Beunza

Beatriz Barbarin

Tracey McCready



Abstract

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. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2003-02
Journal INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES
Print ISSN 0020-7489
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 2
Article Number PII S0020-7489(02)00042-1
Pages 133-144
APA6 Citation Watson, R., Deary, I. J., Hoogbruin, A. L., Vermeijden, W., Rumeu, C., Beunza, M., …McCready, T. (2003). Perceptions of nursing: a study involving nurses, nursing students, patients and non-nursing students. International journal of nursing studies, 40(2), 133-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489%2802%2900042-1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s0020-7489%2802%2900042-1
Keywords Nurses; Nursing; Cross-cultural; Longitudinal; Survey
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748902000421?via%3Dihub#!