Table 2

Personal Factors Perceived by Respondents as Affecting Nurse-Doctor Working Relationship in University Teaching Hospitals in Southern Health Zone of Nigeria, 2002

Personal Factors

Doctors (N = 67)

Nurses (N = 158)

Multivariate p-value


Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)

Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)


Interpersonal skills

44 (66.7)

22 (33.3)

88 (57.5)

65 (42.5)

1.00

Social interaction outside work

15 (24.2)

47 (75.8)

73 (52.1)

67 (47.9)

0.002

Perception of being respected

37 (56.9)

28 (43.1)

94 (66.2)

48 (33.8)

0.24

Compliance with advice

45 (67.2)

22 (32.8)

99 (65.6)

52 (34.4)

0.52

Personality traits

39 (59.1)

27 (40.9)

96 (65.3)

51 (34.7)

0.30

There is communication gap between me and the doctor/nurse

25 (37.9)

41 (62.1)

77 (50.7)

75 (49.3)

0.28


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