International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Nurses' Attitude towards Patient Safety Culture in Operation Theater: A Cross Sectional Study

Natwar Patidar | Deepak Sethi


Abstract: Background: The surgical safety of the patient is a major health concern for patients undergoing surgeries. The patient safety culture and incidences of adverse effects depend upon the attitude and insights of surgical team members. Hence, the present study was conducted to assess the attitude toward patient safety culture among nursing officers working in Operation Theatre. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at AIIMS, Jodhpur, a tertiary care teaching hospital in western Rajasthan from March 2022 to June 2022. The sample size was 140 nurses working in elective and emergency OT. A socio-demographic profile sheet and Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) were used to collect the data. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. Results: In this study, the mean age of the participants was 29.35 years and 75.7% were males. The results revealed that the highest mean value of the positive attitude towards the different dimensions of the patient safety culture was obtained in the dimension of perception of management (Mean?SD;41.38?6.66), followed by safety climate (Mean?SD;28.29?4.17). A significant association was also found between age and education with overall scores of patient safety culture domain at a p-value of <0.05. Conclusion: In this study, it is identified that there is a need of effective intervention to improve teamwork climate, job satisfaction, and stress recognition among operating room nurses. Recognising such specific dimensions of patient safety could provide significant benefits for further studies. Furthermore, ensuring work ethics to set a stress free work climate is an important part of strategies for enhancing patient safety culture. No Patient or Public Contribution; No patients, service users, care-givers or members of the public were involved in this study during conduct of the study, analysis or interpretation of the data.


Keywords: Nurses attitude, surgical safety, Operation Theater, Cross-sectional study


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 920 - 923


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