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Table 2 Patient safety factors and corresponding items, based on 169a respondents in five nursing homes, Norway. (Bondevik GT, Hofoss D, Husebø BS, Deilkås ECT: The safety attitudes questionnaire – ambulatory version: psychometric properties of the Norwegian version for nursing homes, submitted)

From: Patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes

Teamwork Input from personnel is well received in this nursing home ward.
climate In this nursing home ward, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient careb.
  Disagreements in this nursing home ward are resolved appropriately (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.
Safety I would feel safe being treated here as a patient.
climate Medical errors are handled appropriately in this nursing home ward.
  I receive appropriate feedback about my performance.
  In this nursing home ward, it is difficult to discuss errorsb.
  I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have.
  The culture in this nursing home ward makes it easy to learn from the errors of others.
  I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this nursing home ward.
Job I like my job.
satisfaction Working in this nursing home ward is like being part of a large family.
  This nursing home ward is a good place to work.
  I am proud to work at this nursing home ward.
  Morale in this nursing home ward is high.
Working This nursing home ward does a good job of training new personnel.
conditions All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me.
  The levels of staffing in this nursing home ward are sufficient to handle the number of patients.
  This nursing home ward deals constructively with problem personnel.
  Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised.
Stress Briefing other personnel before a procedure (e.g. wound care) is important for patient safety.
recognition When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired.
  I am less effective at work when fatigued.
  I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations.
  Stress from personal problems adversely affects my performance.
  1. a169 of the healthcare providers included in this study replied to each of the items (they had no missing/not applicable for any of the items related to the five factors)
  2. bReverse-scored items