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Influence of Nursing Informatics Competencies and Problem-solving Ability on Nursing Performance Ability among Clinical Nurses

간호사의 간호정보역량, 문제해결능력 및 업무수행능력

  • 곽소영 (나사렛대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김윤수 (이화여자대학교 일반대학원) ;
  • 이경주 (이화여자대학교 일반대학원) ;
  • 김미영 (이화여자대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2016.12.26
  • Accepted : 2017.03.01
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the nursing informatics competencies, problem-solving ability, and nursing performance ability of nurses, and to determine factors that affect their nursing performance ability. Methods: Data were collected from 210 clinical nurses employed by a general hospital having more than 500 beds in Seoul. The data were collected from June to October, 2014. The questionnaires included a nursing informatics questionnaire, the Korea problem solving process inventory, and a nurse performance appraisal tool. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: Nursing performance ability had statistically significant correlation with nursing informatics competencies (r=.49, p<.001) and problem-solving ability (r=.66, p<.001). Factors influencing nursing performance ability were problem-solving ability, nursing informatics competencies, work experience, and educational status, accounting for 54% of the variance. Conclusion: Findings indicate that nursing informatics competencies and problem-solving ability have important influences on the nursing performance ability of clinical nurses. Thus, in order to provide an improvement in nursing performance ability, educational programs towards nurses' problem-solving ability and nursing informatics competencies should be provided.

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