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Table 1 Subscales and items in the SAQ

From: Evaluation of safety attitudes of hospitals and the effects of demographic factors on safety attitudes: a psychometric validation of the safety attitudes and safety climate questionnaire

SubscaleNumber of ItemsExample
Teamwork Climate6Nurse input is well received in this clinical area.
Safety Climate7I would feel safe being treated here as a patient.
Job Satisfaction5I like my job.
Stress Recognition4When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired.
Perception of Management10Management supports my daily efforts: Unit Mgt
Management supports my daily efforts: Hosp Mgt
Work Conditions4The levels of staffing in this clinical area are sufficient to handle the number of patients.
No Subscale7My suggestions about safety would be acted upon if I expressed them to management.