Perception of Workers on Patient Safety Culture and Degree of Patient Safety in Nursing Homes in Korea

한국 노인요양시설 실무종사자들이 인식하는 환자안전문화와 환자안전도

  • Yoon, Sook Hee (Department of Nursing.Institute of Health Science, Inje University) ;
  • Kim, Se Young (Department of Nursing, Changwon National University) ;
  • Wu, XiangLian (Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Inje University)
  • 윤숙희 (인제대학교 간호학과.건강과학연구소) ;
  • 김세영 (국립창원대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 오향련 (인제대학교 대학원 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.01
  • Accepted : 2014.04.10
  • Published : 2014.06.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate provide basic data for improving patient safety in nursing homes in Korea by measuring the patient safety culture of nursing homes and understanding its influencing factors. Methods: This study is a secondary analysis of a descriptive research study using data from development and validation of the Korean patient safety culture scale for nursing homes. A total of 982 cases were analyzed using the SPSS Statistics 20 program. Results: For the safety culture of the patient, there was a significant difference based on the size and location of the facility. For the degree of patient safety, age, education, occupation, marital status, and the size of the nursing home were significant factors. Patient safety culture and the degree of patient safety had a positive correlation. The regression model of the degree of patient safety was significant (F=20.73, p<.001) and the explanatory power of the model was 27.4%. Conclusion: The study results indicate that patient safety culture is a factor influencing safety of elders in nursing homes. To improve patient safety for nursing homes in Korea, continuous evaluation and improvement projects need to be done at a national level.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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