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The perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers.
J Nurs Manag. 2006 Jul; 14(5):340-7.JN

Abstract

STUDY RATIONALE

The development of a problem-solving approach to nursing has been one of the more important changes in nursing during the last decade. Nurse Managers need to have effective problem-solving and management skills to be able to decrease the cost of the health care and to increase the quality of care.

STUDY AIM

This descriptive study was conducted to determine the perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers.

METHOD

From a population of 87 nurse managers, 71 were selected using the stratified random sampling method, 62 nurse managers agreed to participate. Data were collected through a questionnaire including demographic information and a problem-solving inventory. The problem-solving inventory was developed by Heppner and Petersen in 1982, and validity and readability studies were done. It was adapted to Turkish by Sahin et al (1993). The acquired data have been evaluated on the software spss 10.0 programme, using percentages, mean values, one-way anova and t-test (independent samples t-test).

RESULTS

Most of the nurses had 11 or more years of working experience (71%) and work as charge nurses in the clinics. It was determined that 69.4% of the nurse managers did not have any educational training in administration. The most encountered problems stated were issues related to managerial (30.6%) and professional staff (25.8%). It was identified that nurse managers who had received education about management, following scientific publication and scientific meeting and had followed management models, perceived their problem-resolving skills as more adequate than the others (P>0.05).

CONCLUSION

In this study, it was determined that nurses do not perceive that they have problem-solving skills at a desired level. In this context, it is extremely important that this subject be given an important place in both nursing education curriculum and continuing education programmes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hacettepe University, School of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey. fusun@hacettepe.edu.tr

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16787468

Citation

Terzioglu, Fusun. "The Perceived Problem-solving Ability of Nurse Managers." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 14, no. 5, 2006, pp. 340-7.
Terzioglu F. The perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(5):340-7.
Terzioglu, F. (2006). The perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers. Journal of Nursing Management, 14(5), 340-7.
Terzioglu F. The Perceived Problem-solving Ability of Nurse Managers. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(5):340-7. PubMed PMID: 16787468.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers. A1 - Terzioglu,Fusun, PY - 2006/6/22/pubmed PY - 2006/8/25/medline PY - 2006/6/22/entrez SP - 340 EP - 7 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - STUDY RATIONALE: The development of a problem-solving approach to nursing has been one of the more important changes in nursing during the last decade. Nurse Managers need to have effective problem-solving and management skills to be able to decrease the cost of the health care and to increase the quality of care. STUDY AIM: This descriptive study was conducted to determine the perceived problem-solving ability of nurse managers. METHOD: From a population of 87 nurse managers, 71 were selected using the stratified random sampling method, 62 nurse managers agreed to participate. Data were collected through a questionnaire including demographic information and a problem-solving inventory. The problem-solving inventory was developed by Heppner and Petersen in 1982, and validity and readability studies were done. It was adapted to Turkish by Sahin et al (1993). The acquired data have been evaluated on the software spss 10.0 programme, using percentages, mean values, one-way anova and t-test (independent samples t-test). RESULTS: Most of the nurses had 11 or more years of working experience (71%) and work as charge nurses in the clinics. It was determined that 69.4% of the nurse managers did not have any educational training in administration. The most encountered problems stated were issues related to managerial (30.6%) and professional staff (25.8%). It was identified that nurse managers who had received education about management, following scientific publication and scientific meeting and had followed management models, perceived their problem-resolving skills as more adequate than the others (P>0.05). CONCLUSION: In this study, it was determined that nurses do not perceive that they have problem-solving skills at a desired level. In this context, it is extremely important that this subject be given an important place in both nursing education curriculum and continuing education programmes. SN - 0966-0429 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16787468/The_perceived_problem_solving_ability_of_nurse_managers_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2934.2006.00551.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -