Effectiveness of case based cultural competency among nurses working in private hospitals of Bangkok, Thailand: A Quasi-experimental study

Pimkhwan Bunjitpimol, Ramesh Kumar, Ratana Somrongthong

Abstract


Objectives: To evaluate the effect of case based cultural competency level and its factors affecting on nurse job in two private hospitals of Bangkok, Thailand.

Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study implemented the cased-based cultural competent intervention in two private hospitals of Thailand in 2015. One hundred sixty six nurses from two control and intervention private hospitals through simple random selection method were selected for this study. Data was collected at the beginning of study (pre-test), immediately after the intervention and after two months of intervention (post-test). Tool was pretested, validated and piloted before to conduct study.

Results: Total 166 nurses were included in this study. The characteristics among the study participants were similar between both hospitals at the baseline and found statistically non-significant (p= > 0.05). However, after the intervention the cultural knowledge, attitude and practice competency score levels have significantly increased among the nurses in the intervention group as compared to control group (p= < 0.05).

Conclusion: Study has concluded that an intervention has positively affected on cultural knowledge, practice and attitude competency among nurses working in private hospital of Bangkok Thailand.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.341.14080

How to cite this:Bunjitpimol P, Kumar R, Somrongthong R. Effectiveness of case based cultural competency among nurses working in private hospitals of Bangkok, Thailand: A Quasi-experimental study. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(1):179-184.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.341.14080

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