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Table 1 The six SAQ factors of the non-generic SAQ versions (ICU version)

From: Psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ), Generic version (Short Form 2006)

Teamwork climate Nurse input is well received in this ICU
  In this ICU, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care
  Disagreements in this ICU are resolved appriopriately (i.e. not who is right, but what is best for the patient)
  I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients
  It is easy for personnel in this ICU to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand
  The physicians and nurses here work together as a well-coordinated team
Safety climate I would feel safe being treated here as a patient
  Medical errors are handled appropriately in this ICU
  I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this ICU
  I receive appropriate feedback about my performance
  In this ICU, it is difficult to discuss errors
  I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have
  The culture in this ICU makes it easy to learn from the errors of others
Stress recognition When my workload becomes excessive, my performanced is impaired
  I am less effective at work when fatigued
  I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations
  Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations (e.g. emergency resuscitation, seizure)
Working conditions This hospital constructively deals with problem physicians and employees
  This hospital does a good job of training new personnel
  All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me
  Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised
Job satisfaction I like my job
  Working in this hospital is like being part of a large family
  This hospital is a good place to work
  I am proud to work ast this hospital
  Morale in this ICU area is high
Perceptions of management Hospital management supports my daily efforts
  Hospital management does not knowingly compromise the safety of patients
  I am provided with adequate, timely information about events in the hospital that might affect my work
  The levels of staffing in this clinical area are sufficient to handle the number of patients