2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 036-048
Critical Care Nurses’ Attitudes towards Technology
Yeşim YAMAN AKTAŞ1, Kezban KORAŞ2, Neziha KARABULUT3
1Giresun Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik bölümü, Giresun, Türkiye
2Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi , Niğde Zübeyde Hanım Sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Hemşirelik bölümü, Niğde, Türkiye
3Atatürk Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik bölümü, Erzurum, Türkiye
Keywords: technology, attitude, critical care, critical care nurse

Aim: To determine critical care nurses’ attitudes towards technology.

Methods: This descriptive study was carried out with 69 nurses who had been working in intensive care units of a university hospital. Data were collected by a questionnaire to determine nurses’ demographic characteristic and ’Technology Attitude Scale’.

Results: The mean age of nurses was 26.48 years, with a standard deviation 4.77 years. Of the nurses in the study, 30.4% were male, 69.6% were female and 53.5% had graduated from bachelor degree. The mean score of ’Technology Attitude Scale’ of the critical care nurses was found to be 3.67±0.54. There was no significant difference between critical care nurses’ gender, education and working year in nursing and the mean score of the scale (p>0.05).

Conclusion: It was determined that nurses closely followed the technology, supported critical care units used technology and used new technologies in their interventions. However, it was found that critical care nurses were hesitant on their comments that technology could reduce interaction among people and technology could alineate from people.