Table 5

Nurses’ responses to individual attitude items
KNH (%) AKUH (%)
Attitude statements SA A U D SD SA A U D SD
A computer increases costs by increasing the nurses workload 5.2 11 4.5 35.5 43.9 16.3 Nil 2.3 23.3 55.8
Costs of health care are likely to increase because of computers 8.4 18.8 4.6 34.4 33.8 18.2 4.6 29.6 34.1 2.3
The time spent using a computer is out of proportion to the benefits 5.9 9.2 9.9 32.2 42.8 7.3 2.4 36.6 41.5 13.6
Computers represent a violation of patient privacy 6.7 17.3 8 31.3 36.7 17.1 14.6 22 34.2 12.2
Only one person at a time can use a computer terminal and, therefore, staff efficiency is inhibited. 16.2 27.9 10.4 26.6 18.2 27.3 9.1 15.9 20.5 12.2
Computerization of nursing data offers nurses a remarkable opportunity to improve patient care 49.7 35.5 2.6 5.2 6.5 40.9 29.6 22.7 6.8 27.3
Computers contain too much personal data to be used in an area as open as a nursing station 14.7 27.6 5.1 30.1 22.4 11.6 20.9 4.7 44.2 18.6
Computers can cause nurses to give less time to quality nursing care 8.3 11.5 6.4 35.3 38.5 14 14 4.7 14 53.5
If I had my way, nurses would never have to use computers 4 4.6 4 15.1 72.4 4.7 4.7 2.3 16.3 72.1
Computers should only be used in the financial department 4.6 0.7 2.6 17.7 73.9 4.9 2.4 2.4 9.8 80.5
Computers make nurses jobs easier 51.7 31.1 6 7.3 4 60.5 25.6 7 4.7 2.3
Paperwork for nurses can be reduced greatly by the use of computers 69.9 20.9 5.2 1.3 2.6 56.8 29.6 2.3 9.1 2.3
Orientation for new employees takes longer because of computers 7.1 8.4 11.7 38.3 34.4 4.7 11.6 9.3 37.2 37.2
Nursing data cannot be manipulated using computers 13.6 23.9 9.7 27.1 25.8 12.2 26.8 4.9 36.6 19.5
Computers save steps and allow the nursing staff to become more efficient 43.5 35.7 6.5 10.4 3.9 47.7 29.6 2.3 13.6 6.8
The more computers in an institution, the less number of jobs for employees 21.8 25 10.9 24.4 18 29.6 22.7 6.8 20.5 20.5
Increased computer use will allow nurses more time to give patient care 45.3 26 9.3 14 5.3 37.8 29.7 8.1 16.2 8.1
Because of computers, nurses will face more law suits 9.5 15.5 12.2 29.1 33.8 3 15.2 9.1 36.4 36.4
Computers can cause a decrease in communication between hospital departments 7.3 11.3 6.7 28.7 46 16.7 16.7 Nil 30.6 36.1
Confidentiality will be sacrificed by patient records being computerized 14 17.3 6 33.3 29.3 32.4 27 2.7 18.9 18.9

Key: SA = Strongly Agree; A = Agree; U = Undecided; D = Disagree; SD = Strongly Disagree.

Kipturgo et al.

Kipturgo et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:35   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-14-35

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