Title

A comparative study of caring behavior of staff nurses who are the eldest and the youngest in the family in selected hospitals in Cavite

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Nurse, Patient Care

Abstract

This study utilized a non-experimental, casual comparative type of research and involved 100 male and female staff nurses that were the eldest and the youngest in the family as respondents. This study was conducted in Imus Family Hospital, Our Lady of Pillar Medical Center, De La Salle University Medical Center, Emilio Aguinaldo College Medical Center, General Emilio Medical Hospital and St. Paul Hospital. Snowball sampling was used to obtain a population of 50 eldest and 50 youngest staff nurses in the family. The researchers adopted the tool of Sr. Rowemna C. Rodil (2003) entitled as “Relationship of Carative Behavior and Clinical Performance of Staff Nurses in Four Selected Catholic Hospitals”. Data was analyzed using Frequency, Mean, Standard Deviation, t-test and f-test. Based on the findings, the research concluded that (1) majority of the eldest and youngest staff nurses in selected hospitals in Cavite belongs to 21-30 years old group, mostly female, single, Catholic, have a monthly income of Php10,000 and below, and have zero to three years of experience; (2) the staff nurses who are the eldest in the family in selected hospitals in Cavite have very high caring behavior; (3) the youngest staff nurses in the family in selected hospitals in Cavite have high caring behavior; (4) there was no significant difference in the caring behavior of the eldest staff nurses in the family in terms of age, gender, civil status, religion, monthly income, and years of experience; (5) there was no significant difference in the caring behavior of the youngest staff nurses in the family when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, religion, monthly income, and years of experience; (6) there was no significant difference between the caring behavior of the eldest and the youngest staff nurses.

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