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Cultural sensitivity and related factors among community health nurses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23407339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Community health nurses are on the frontline of providing healthcare to multiethnic groups. Managing and providing effective, culture-specific healthcare can increase the health quality of Taiwan's recently immigrant women, a significant component of this country's population.
PURPOSE: : This study analyzes the cultural sensitivity of community health nurses and related factors.
METHODS: : A cross-sectional survey was applied in this study. Participants were nurses who work at health centers in Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County. A total of 230 valid questionnaires were completed. Structure questionnaires used in this study included (a) scale of nurses' cultural sensitivity, (b) scale of multicultural sources, (c) scale of multicultural competence training programs, and (d) table of personal characteristics. Statistical software SPSS 14.0 was used for statistical analysis.
RESULTS: : Survey results show an average score of community health nurse cultural sensitivity of 49.41 (SD = 7.48). The index score was 65.88. Thus, survey participants in this study earned a cultural sensitivity score below the index score. "Interaction confidence" earned the lowest item score. "Multicultural resources," "self-perceived English proficiency," "multicultural competence training programs," and "having friends with different cultural backgrounds" were significant predictor variables of cultural sensitivity and, together, explained 34.9% of total variance.
CONCLUSIONS: : Study results may be referenced in designing future in-service and cultural care education programs for community health nurses to improve healthcare quality for new immigrants.
Hui-Ying Chang; Yung-Mei Yang; Ya-Ling Kuo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nursing research : JNR     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1948-965X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128757     Medline TA:  J Nurs Res     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-73     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
1MSN, RN, Department of Psychiatry, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung 2PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University 3BSN, RN, Head Nurse, Department of Psychiatry, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung.
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