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Trust in Nurse Scale Developed on the Basis of the Standardized Trust in Physician Scale by Anderson and Dedrick

Elzbieta Krajewska-Ku& 322;ak, Wojciech Ku& 322;ak, Mateusz Cybulski, Krystyna Kowalczuk, Andrzej Guzowski, Cecylia & 321;ukaszuk, Jolanta Lewko, Pallav Sengupta, Joanna Chili& 324;ska, Marek Sobolewski.

Abstract
Introduction: Nursing care is one of the most important areas of health services, taking place in direct contact with the patient, constituting a subsystem deciding about the general level of services. Aim: The aim of the study was to construct the Trust in Nurse Scale on the basis of the standardized Trust in Physician Scale by Anderson and Dedrick. Methods: The study included a group of 1,200 people selected at random, 600 each from surgical and medical treatment wards. Patients did not report any problems with understanding the statements on the scale. Results: The internal accuracy scores were excellent, all Cronbach’s a values were well above 0.70. The Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient values were highly statistically significant (p  0.90). Conclusion: We suggest that The Trust in Nurse Scale, developed on the basis of the standardized Trust in Physician Scale by Anderson and Dedrick, can be used in studies on patient satisfaction with nursing care.

Key words: trust, nurse, patient, scale.


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