Poster Presentation

Monday, November 5, 2007
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Monday, November 5, 2007
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
This presentation is part of : Scientific Posters
Healthy Work Environment for Professional Nurses
Chusri Manokarn, RN, MSN, REGIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION CENTER 1, HEALTH PROMOTION HOSPITAL, Bangkok, Thailand and Areewan Oumtanee, RN, PhD, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Pratumwan, Thailand.
Learning Objective #1: learn components of healthy work environmentfor nurses
Learning Objective #2: learn factor analysis to identify conponents of healthy work environment

The purpose of this study was to describe the factors of healthy work environment of professional nurses in governmental hospitals, Bangkok Metropolis. Study samples selected by using multi-stage sampling were 500 professional nurses with at least 1 year working experience from eight governmental hospitals. The research instrument was the Healthy Work Environment of Professional Nurses Questionnaire (HWEPNQ) which was tested for content validity and reliability. The Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient of HWEPNQ was .98. The data were analyzed by using Principal Components Analysis and Orthogonal Rotation with Varimax Method.

                 The findings were as follows:

                 The healthy work environment of professional nurses in governmental hospitals, Bangkok Metropolis consisted of 6 factors including 46 items:

                 1. Leadership of nursing manager described by 12 items accounted for 20.32%

     2. Characteristics of working staff described by 9 items accounted for 13.64%

 3. Physical environment described by 8 items accounted for 12.09%

 4. Working device described by 6 items accounted for 10.29%

 5. Organizational support described by 6 items accounted for 9.36%

     6. Human resource management described by 5 items accounted for 7.65%

 They accounted for 73.35% of the variance.