versão impressa ISSN 0213-9111
GARCIA JUAREZ, M.ª del Rosario et al. Personalized nursing care and perceived quality of care in hospitals. Gac Sanit [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.6, pp. 474-482. ISSN 0213-9111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0213-91112011000600007.
Objective: To determine whether there is an association between the Primary Nursing Model and perceived quality of care. Method: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study in four hospital wards with Primary Nursing organization. Over a 12-month period, all the patients discharged from each ward were included in this study. The degree of development of Primary Nursing was measured by using the Personalization of Nursing Care Index and the perceived quality of care was measured with the LOPSS-12. Bivariate statistical analysis was carried out through ANOVA and Student's t-tests. Multivariate linear regression analysis was then applied to correlated variables (p<0.05). Results: 817 patients were included, 447 from two medical wards and 370 from two surgical wards. After a preliminary data analysis performed 6 months after the start of the study, four items were removed from the LOPSS-12 and each of the remaining items were analyzed separately. Scores for both patient satisfaction and the introduction of the Primary Nursing Model were higher in the surgical wards. Bivariate and multivariate regression analyses showed a statistically significant (p<0.05) association between implantation of the model and all except one of the items included in the questionnaire. Conclusions: The introduction of the Primary Nursing Model in hospital wards allows the presence of a primary nurse for each patient and consequently improves the nurse-patient relationship, increasing perceived quality of care among patients.
Palavras-chave : Perceived quality; primary nursing; personalization of care; primary nurse; patient satisfaction.