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:: Volume 7, Issue 3 (11-2018) ::
مدیریت پرستاری 2018, 7(3): 27-34 Back to browse issues page
The correlation between nurses' clinical competency and emotional intelligence in nurses of health care units in hamadan university of medical sciences hospitals
Behzad Imani# * , Zohreh Vanaki2 , Sima Mohamdkhan Kermanshahi2 , Arezou Karampourian3
PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing Department of Operating room, School of Paramedicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran, UMSHA , behzadiman@yahoo.com
2- TMU
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Introduction: Clinical competency is one of the important necessities of nursing profession. Therefore, finding components and factors influencing clinical competence and its promotion has always been considered by educational, health and medical systems. On the other hand, due to the wide scope of the role of nurses in their various medical centers and clinical services in different situations and coping with occupational stress, the use of emotional intelligence components with emphasis on nurses 'clinical competencies, which promote the level of nurses' services and increase patient satisfaction and promotion of the level Their health is essential.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between nurses' clinical competency and emotional intelligence in nurses of intensive care units of Hamedan University of Medical Sciences hospitals.
Material & Methods: This cross-sectional study was a descriptive-correlational study conducted on 123 nurses working in special departments of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences hospitals in 1397. Sampling was done as a census and from all nurses with at least one year of work experience in special departments. The data gathering tool in this study was Emotional Inventory of Emergency Nurses (2018) and the Competency Assessment Questionnaire (2007) and colleagues. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16 software. To analyze the data, ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis, T-test and Mann-Whitney tests were used to compare the means of clinical competence, emotional intelligence and their dimensions.
Results: Data analysis showed that 53.3% of nurses with emotional intelligence score were more than average in terms of self-appraisal. The score of clinical competency of most nurses is 57.5%. According to self-assessment, most nurses are in good range or "adequately qualified". Clinical competencies had the highest critical thinking scores with score 21 (good critical thinking) and the lowest was for coaching-education with a score of 11 (moderate). Kruskal Wallis test showed that there is a significant difference between clinical competency dimensions (p = 0.001). Also, Pearson correlation test showed that there is a significant and positive correlation between emotional intelligence and clinical competence (p = 0.001).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, , nursing managers are recommended to use nurses with higher emotional intelligence in sections such as special departments that should be more qualified and more qualified than patients due to sensitivity and care.
Keywords: clinical competency, emotional intelligence, nurse, critical care units
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Received: 2018/05/11 | Accepted: 2019/03/5 | Published: 2019/03/5
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Imani# B, Vanaki Z, Mohamdkhan Kermanshahi S, Karampourian A. The correlation between nurses' clinical competency and emotional intelligence in nurses of health care units in hamadan university of medical sciences hospitals. مدیریت پرستاری 2018; 7 (3) :27-34
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Volume 7, Issue 3 (11-2018) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه مدیریت پرستاری Quarterly Journal of Nursing Management
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