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Bikmoradi A, faradmal J, Torabi Y. Correlation of demographic characteristic with learning organization in intensive care units nurses of Therapeutic and Educational Centers of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2015; 23 (3) :27-39
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1418-en.html
1- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
2- Hamadan University of Medical Sciences , torabi@yahoo.com
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Background: Understanding the relationships between demographic variables and learning organization is crucial to promoting the quality of educational and therapeutic services. The current study assessed the correlations between nurses' demographic variables and learning organization in intensive care units of teaching hospitals in Hamadan, Iran.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014. The 30-item Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ) was distributed among 277 critical care nurses in teaching hospitals of Hamadan. The collected data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation coefficients and analysis of variance in SPSS/18.

Result: The mean age of the nurses was 32.0 ± 5.56 years. Most nurses were female (83.4%) and married (67.7%). The majority of the participants had a work experience of ≤10 years (71.47%) and held a Bachelor’s degree (97.8%). The mean total score of learning organization was 128.3 ± 29.18. The subjects obtained moderate scores in continuous learning, inquiry and dialogue, team learning, embedded systems, empowerment, systems connection, and strategic leadership dimensions of the DLOQ (24.46±5.04, 18.72±4.68, 16.81±4.97, 18.9±4.59, 16.93±5.09, 16.34±5.15, and 18.1±5.2, respectively). Moreover, while learning organization had no significant correlations with age, sex, work experience in intensive care units, and employment condition, it was significantly related with marital status, overall work experience, intensive care units, and teaching hospitals.

Conclusion: Moderate scores of learning organization are not appropriate for intensive care units. Therefore, managers of teaching hospitals should develop strategies to improve learning organization scores and promote nursing care quality in intensive care units.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2015/09/5 | Accepted: 2015/11/14 | Published: 2016/01/10

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