Title

Perception of De La Salle University Medical Center staff nurses regarding the implementation of long day/long night duty

Date of Completion

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Shift Work Schedule, Nurses

Abstract

This study utilized the descriptive type of research. The respondents were 103 staff nurses from difference hospital areas such as ICU, ER, OR, ward and hemodialysis and selected through purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted at De La Salle University Medical Center. A self-made questionnaire on the perception of the staff nurses was employed. Frequency, percentage, mean, t-test and f-test were used in the statistical analysis of the data. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents were female staff nurses with ages 26-30 years old, single, assigned in the ward, and have been working at De La Salle University Medical Center for two (2) years and below; 2) The overall mean of 2.31 showed that the De La Salle University Medical Center staff nurses disagreed to the perceptions presented regarding the implementation of long day/long night duty; 3) There is no significant difference in the perception of De La Salle University Medical Center staff nurses regarding the implementation of long day/long night duty when grouped according to age, gender, marital status and length of service. On the other hand, there is significant difference in the perception in terms of area of duty.

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