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Yadollahi S, Ebadi A, MolaviNejad S, Asadizaker M, Saki Malehi A. Evaluation of Cultural Competency in Clinical Nurses: A Descriptive Study. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2020; 28 (3) :163-170
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1- PhD Student in Nursing Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2- Professor, Department of Nursing Management, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Lifestyle Research Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing Care Research Center for Chronic Diseases, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , marziyehasadizaker@gmail.com
5- Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background & Aim: Cultural competence is the ability to work effectively as an individual or an organization in the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors and needs of customers and society. Due to the necessity of this feature in nurses, the present study aimed to investigate the level of cultural competence in employed nurses.
Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 230 nurses working in educational and private hospitals in Ahvaz and Isfahan, Iran, who were selected by random sampling with inclusion criteria. Data gathering tool was a researcher-made cultural competency questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22 by describing and deduction examining like independent samples t-test, ANOVA, and Tukey test.
Results:   Of the participants, 67.8% were women and 92.6% had undergraduate degrees. The average work experience was 10 years, and 69.1% of nurses reported experience of working with patients with different cultures. The mean score of nurses' cultural competence was in the average level (104.8±11.58). The results also showed that the mean score of cultural competence was the highest in cultural flexibility dimension (24.46 ± 3.46) and lowest in cultural desire dimension (10.73±3.90).
Conclusion: Due to the expansion of cultural diversity of patients in Iran, the average level of nurses' cultural competence in this study indicated the necessity of increasing the attention and planning of nursing managers to promote nurses' cultural competence.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2020/01/11 | Accepted: 2020/02/5 | Published: 2020/05/30

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