Nursing questionnaire on organizational health (QISO) in a short version: A validation study QISO short version

Main Article Content

Elsa Vitale
Maria Caputo
Anna Canonico

Keywords

Environmental Comfort, Nursing Questionnaire, Organizational Context, Organizational Health, Positive Indicators, Safety

Abstract

Background and Aim of the work. Nurses underline the importance of implementing organizational and managerial practice through observance of standard procedures and that this system acts as a guarantor for himself and for the patients themselves. On the contrary, an unsafe environment determines high levels of stress among the staff that will inevitably affect users. This study aimed to validate a short version of the QISO, so that it can be more easily applied in the workplace and nurses, already struggling with the multiple activities, can respond quickly, outlining an easy photograph and above all fast of their working environment. Methods. The  QISO questionnaire has been administered to nurses who work in the hospital, both surgical, medical and outpatient setting. To the same interviewers were asked to fill in the QISOsv later. Results. Cronbach's α of the QISOsv is .878. The cut off value was also calculated for the reduced version which turns out to be 2.25. No significant differences existed between the two version in their results. Conclusions. The results obtained showed that the nurses interviewed were satisfied with their organizational context.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract 55 | PDF Downloads 43

References

1. Rouhi-Balasi L, Elahi N, Ebadi A, Jahani S, Hazrati M. Professional Autonomy of Nurses: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis Study. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2020; 25(4):273–81. doi: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_213_19.
2. Duffield CM, Roche MA, Blay N, Stasa H: Nursing unit managers, staff retention and the work environment. J Clin Nurs. 2011; 20:23–33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03478.
3. Khamisa N, Peltzer K, Ilic D, Oldenburg B: Work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses: A follow-up study. Int. J. Nurs. Pract.2016; 22: 538-545.
4. Lake ET, Riman KA, Sloane DM: Improved work environments and staffing lead to less missed nursing care: A panel study. J Nurs Manag 2020; 3 [Epub ahead of print]. https://doi: 10.1111/jonm.12970.
5. Laschinger HK, Finegan J, Wilk P: Context matters: the impact of unit leadership and empowerment on nurses' organizational commitment. J Nurs Adm 2009; 39(5): 228-35.
6. Laschinger HK, Almost J, Tuer-Hodes D. Workplace empowerment and magnet hospital characteristics: making the link. J Nurs Adm 2003; 33(7-8): 410-422.
7. Monroe M, Morse E, Price JM: The relationship between critical care work environment and professional quality of life. Am J Crit Care 2020; 29(2):145-149.
8. Valizadeh S, Khoshknab MF, Mohammadi E, Ebrahimi H, Bostanabad MA. Nurse's perception from barriers to empowerment: A qualitative research. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2015;12:1128–38.
9. Vitale E, Cesano E, Germini F. Prevalence of Burnout among Italian Nurses: a descriptive study: Italian Nursing Burnout. Acta Bio Med 2020;91(4):Epub ahead of print.
10. Lautizi M, Laschinger HKS, Ravazzolo S: Workplace empowerment, job satisfaction and job stress among. Italian mental health nurses: an exploratorystudy. J Nurs Manag 2009; 17(4):446-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2009.00984.
11. Laschinger HK, Finegan J, Shamian J, Wilk P: Impact of structural and psychological empowerment on job strain in nursing work settings: expanding Kanter’s model. J Nurs Adm 2001; 31(5):260-72.
12. Lee YW, Dai YT, Park CG, McCreary LL: Predicting quality of work life on nurses’ intention to leave. J Nurs Scholarsh 2013; 45:160-8. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12017.
13. Uhl-Bien M, Meyer D, Smith J: Complexity leadership in the nursing context. Nursing Administration Quarterly 2020; 44(2):190-116. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000407.
14. Lee SN, Kim JA: Predictor model for nursing work out come of nurses: focused on positive psychological capital. J Korean Acad Nurs 2020; 50(1): 1-13.doi: 10.4040/jkan.2020.50.1.1.
15. Alvaro R, Sili A: Infermieri e benessere organizzativo: indagine conoscitiva in alcune importanti realtà sanitarie romane. Ig Sanita Pubbl 2007; 63 (3): 291-304
16. Cortese CG: La soddisfazione lavorativa del personale infermieristico. Adattamento italiano della scala Index of Work Satisfaction di Stamps. Med Lav 2007; 98: 175-191.
17. Sili A, Fida R, Trezza T, Vellone E, Alvaro R: Nurse coordinator leadership and work environment conflicts: consequences for physical and work-related health of nursing staff. Med Lav 2014; 105(4):296-306.
18. Scialò G, Sili A, Vellone E, Alvaro R. La salute organizzativa negli infermieri dell'emergenza territoriale. SCENARIO: Official Italian Journal of ANIARTI 2010; 27(1).
19. Sili A, Vellone E, De Marinis MG, Fida R, Venturini G, Alvaro R: Validità e affidiabilità del questionario infermieristico sulla salute organizzativa. Professioni Infermieristiche 2010; 63(1):27-37.
20. Chen CK, Lin C, Wang SH, et al: A study of job stress, stress coping strategies, and job satisfaction for nurses working in middle-level hospital operating rooms. J Nurs Res 2008; 17(3):199-211. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0b013e3181b2557b
21. Chiu MC, Wang MJ, Lu CW, et al: Evaluating work ability and quality of life for clinical nurses in Taiwan. Nurs Outlook 2007; 55(6): 318-26.
22. Cohn J: LEading healthcare in complexity. Nurs Leadersh 2014; 27(4):52-64.
23. Nouri A, Jouybari L, Sanagoo A: Nurses’ perception of factors influencing professional autonomy in nursing: A qualitative study. J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2017; 28:469-77.
24. Nouri A, Sanagoo A, Jouybari L, Taleghani F. Challenges of respect as promoting healthy work environment in nursing: A qualitative study. J Educ Health Promot 2019; 8:261. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_125_19.