Assessing the Impact of Demographic Factors on Interprofessional Collaboration for Patient Safety Culture among Nurses in Hospitals of Maldives

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Aishath Selna, Dr. Zulhabri-Othman, Dr. Jacquline Tham, Dr. Byju K.P.M, Dr Adam Khaleel Yoosuf


Introduction: The aimed to assess the impact of demographic factors on interprofessional collaboration (IPC) for patient safety culture (PSC) in hospitals of Maldives.

Materials and Methods: A cross sectional institutions-based study was conducted from April to May 2020 among nurses working in hospitals of Central Male ‘area, in Maldives. Simple random sampling method was used with 306 participants. The survey instrument used for this study is an adapted version of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) and conceptualization of interdisciplinary collaboration among different healthcare professionals.

Results: The findings from the study shows that from the nine Demographic Factor dimensions, the derived values were statistically significant for the dimensions Unit Duration and Professional Duration for PSC. The results show that the derived values were statistically significant for the dimensions Work area, Workhours/ week, and Gender for IPC and the derived values were statistically significant for IPC, for PSC.

Conclusion: This study paves way to encourage staff retention which in time will empower the nurses to effectively collaborate with other HCPs and train subordinates to reduce clinical rotations especially in critical areas which will ultimately improve patient care.

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