The patient safety culture perception of Turkish nurses who work in operating room and intensive care unit

Rizalar S., TOPÇU S. Y.

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.33, no.2, pp.374-379, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.332.11727
  • Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-379
  • Keywords: Critical care, Nurses, Operating Rooms, Patient Safety, Perception
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To determine the patient safety culture perception of operating room and intensive care nurses and the factors affecting this perception. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 232 nurses working in a Turkish city hospitals. The data obtained from the nurses were collected using personal information form and Patient Safety Culture Scale (PSCS) from June to July 2015. Results: The total score average of the nurses on the PSCS was 2.58±0.39. The nurses obtained the highest score on the employee behavior subscale, and the lowest score on the the adverse event reporting system subscale. No significant difference was found between the total score averages of the PSCS of the operating room and intensive care nurses (p>0.05). Conclusion: The patient safety culture score average of the operating room and intensive care nurses was at medium level. In addition, being able to choose the unit in which they worked, working day or night shifts, and being educated on patient safety were found to affect the patients safety cultures of the nurses (P<0.05).