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Asian Oncol Nurs. 2014 Mar;14(1):41-49. Korean. Original Article.
Kim SH , Ham YH , Kim JH , Kim HK , Hwang OH , Kim MY , Lee I , Lee J , Kim SH , Sung JH , Tae YS .
Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
College of Nursing, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Changwon National University, Changwon, Korea.
College of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea.
Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea.
Graduate School of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
College of Nursing, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the level of satisfaction with the role of Korean oncology advanced practice nurses (KOAPNs) among cancer patients, physicians, and nurses. METHODS: This study was conducted with 176 patients who had experienced KOPANs' care more than three times, as well as 82 physicians and 190 nurses who have worked with KOAPNs at four hospitals in Korea. RESULTS: The results indicate that 1) Overall satisfaction in the patient group was high (3.61) and they were most satisfied with the 'attentiveness' domain; 2) Overall satisfaction in the physician group was also high (3.61), however, that in the nurse group was relatively low (3.28); 'coordination & cooperation' showed the highest score for satisfaction in both groups, while 'research' domain showed the lowest score; 3) Cancer type in patients, working department in physicians or nurses, and duration working with KOAPNs in nurses showed significant association with satisfaction; and 4) The ratio of KOAPNs-to-patient, time since introduction of the KOAPNs policy, and incentive system were institutional factors showing significant association with it. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest the necessity for identification and standardization of the roles of KOAPNs, as well as promotion of awareness of KOAPNs' care.

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