Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2018 Jun;21(2):65-74. 10.14475/kjhpc.2018.21.2.65.

Hospice-Palliative Care Nurses' Knowledge of Delirium, Self-Efficacy and Nursing Performance on Delirium

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. nrbobo@daum.net
  • 2College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The aim of this study is to examine the relationships among hospice-palliative care (HPC) nurses' knowledge of delirium, self-efficacy and nursing performance.
METHODS
This study was participated by 174 nurses working in the HPC unit. The nurses were asked to fill out a questionnaire that was structured to measure their knowledge of delirium, a self-efficacy in clinical performance scale (SECPS) and nursing performance.
RESULTS
The mean score for knowledge was 32.83 out of 45, with correction rate of 73%. The mean score for self-efficacy was 7.08 out of 10. The mean score of nursing performance was 2.95 out of 4. Significant correlation was observed among the variables of knowledge (r=0.28, P < 0.001), self-efficacy (r=0.51, P < 0.001) and nursing performance.
CONCLUSION
Nurses with high level of knowledge of delirium showed high level of self-efficacy, and consequently better HPC nursing performance. It is necessary to develop a training program on delirium considering nurses' needs of knowledge of the condition. The effectiveness of the training program should be also examined in future.

Keyword

Hospice and palliative care nursing; Delirium; Knowledge; Self efficacy; Nursing performance

MeSH Terms

Delirium*
Education
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Nursing*
Self Efficacy
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