Table 4

Occupational Group and Hospital Management Factors Perceived by Respondents as Affecting Nurse-Doctor Working Relationship in University Teaching Hospitals in Southern Health Zone of Nigeria, 2002

Occupational Group and Hospital Management Factors

Doctors (N = 67)

Nurses (N = 158)

Multivariate p-value


Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)

Effect N (%)

No effect N (%)


Occupational union activities

15 (22.7)

51 (77.3)

104 (67.5)

50 (32.5)

< 0.001

Disregard for profession

33 (54.1)

28 (45.9)

110 (77.5)

32 (22.5)

0.02

Type of professional training received

22 (33.4)

43 (66.2)

72 (46.8)

82 (53.3)

0.14

Government policy

5 (7.7)

60 (92.3)

115 (74.2)

40 (25.8)

< 0.001

Hospital Management

4 (6.1)

62 (93.9)

85 (54.5)

71 (45.5)

< 0.001


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