Table 3

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

Work Activity Factors

Doctors (N = 67)

Nurses (N = 158)

Multivariate p-value


Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)

Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)


Staff shortage

38 (59.4)

26 (40.6)

120 (79.5)

31 (20.5)

0.004

Inadequate drug administration

50 (76.9)

15 (23.1)

86 (57.7)

63 (42.3)

0.12

Dictating how work should be done

45 (69.2)

20 (30.8)

117 (79.6)

30 (20.4)

0.13

Amount of information provided about patients

45 (69.2)

20 (30.8)

97 (65.5)

51 (34.5)

0.28

Attitude to work

40 (67.8)

19 (32.2)

82 (62.1)

50 (37.97)

0.76

Response to call duty

37 (61.7)

23 (38.3)

106 (73.6)

38 (26.4)

0.45

Uncooperative attitude at work

42 (66.7)

21 (33.3)

100 (69.9)

43 (30.1)

0.99

Negligence of duty

49 (76.6)

15 (23.4)

92 (65.3)

49 (34.8)

0.06


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