Assessing Nursing Sentiments on Nurse-Resident Physician Collaboration and Administrative Support in the Labor and Delivery Setting: Development and Validation of a Novel Instrument.


Mid America


Overland Park Regional Medical Center

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Female, Pregnancy, Humans, Reproducibility of Results, Psychometrics, Attitude of Health Personnel, Health Personnel, Surveys and Questionnaires, Physicians


Medical Education | Nursing | Obstetrics and Gynecology


OBJECTIVE: To develop a survey instrument that: 1) investigates the dynamics of collaboration in multidisciplinary care units such as labor and delivery (L&D); and (2) uniquely determines the collaborative relationships between nurses and resident physicians.

BACKGROUND: An effective interprofessional collaboration between healthcare providers is considered a critical component in delivering high-quality care to patients and lies at the root of ensuring positive patient outcomes.

METHODS: Two samples of responses (n = 98) were collected from L&D nurses working in 2 hospitals: 1 with novel obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residency program and 1 with legacy OB/GYN residency program. Descriptive statistics and reliability statistics (Cronbach's α and item-total correlations) were calculated for each sample.

RESULTS: Reliability analysis revealed strong internal consistency of the survey items in both samples even after completing single-item deletion analysis.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that our 11-item instrument shows promise in effectively assessing nursing sentiments toward collaboration with resident physicians.

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Journal of Nursing Administration