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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-91

Practical competency of Filipino nurses working in Taif city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif 21974, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Adnan Amin Alsulaimani
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Taif University, P. O. Box 888, Taif 21974
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.134859

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Context: Saudi Arabia remains one of the countries where Filipino nurses sought opportunities. However, this country has a different culture where Filipino nurses are not accustomed yet, therefore patient care can be compromised. Aims: The aim of the following study is to present the practical competency of Filipino nurses working in the hospitals of Taif city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It dealt with the strength of self-efficacy perception of the nurses on the practical constructs and the variations among the strength of self-efficacy perception of the nurses on the practical constructs. Settings and Design: A descriptive - evaluative study using transcultural self-efficacy tool to determine differences in the level of cognitive competency among Filipino nurses with their demographic profile. Subjects and Methods: Filipino nurses (n = 307) participated in the study. They were working in five hospitals (namely King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, King Faisal Hospital, Children's Hospital, Chest Hospital and Mental Health Hospital) in Taif city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Statistical Analysis: Data were analyzed using analysis of variance for comparison between the various groups to specific factors. Results: The strength of self-efficacy perceptions of the nurses within the practical constructs were religious practices and beliefs, religious background and identity, aging, educational background and interest and level of English comprehension. Nonetheless, the majority of the mean score were above the mean score of seven. Conclusion: Nurses were confident in identifying the specific cultural factors that could influence their client behaviors in accepting or rejecting care interventions, and although they shows confidence in some practical construct scale, they still need to have formal education and trainings regarding transcultural nursing, Arabic language and Saudi Arabia's cultural beliefs and practices to enhance their competencies in caring for a patient with diverse cultures.


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