Attitudes of Jordanian Oncology Nurses Toward Computerization
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The implementation of electronic health records is viewed as an effective method to increase safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of nursing care. Nurses are crucial to the successful adoption of electronic health records. The purpose of this study is to assess oncology nurses’ attitude toward electronic health records in Jordan. A quantitative cross-sectional survey design was used, in which 271 nurses completed the Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Computerization questionnaire. The majority of participants were female (62.4%), with average age of 27.6 (SD = 5.2) years. The mean attitude score was 63.4 (SD = 13.3). Nurses’ managers and nurses who received training on the adopted electronic healthcare systems were found to have a more positive attitude toward computer use in clinical practice than other nurses. The findings of this study demonstrated that oncology nurses had a positive attitude toward computerization. Training programs and facilities within an institution should be available to improve nurses’ attitudes and enable them to adopt electronic healthcare systems.
KeywordsElectronic health records Computerization Nurses’ attitude Patient safety
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Ethical approval to conduct the study was obtained from the Ethics Committees of the investigators’ university and KHCC. There was no risk to the participants. Privacy and confidentiality of subjects was maintained. An information sheet was provided to each participant describing the purpose of the study, their right to confidentiality, and volunteer status. Informed consent was implied by completing the survey. Permission was obtained from the copyright holder to use the questionnaire developed by Stronge and Brodt (1985) .
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