Patients’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviors at referral hospitals in Ethiopia: Cross-sectional data
Nurse caring behaviors play a significant role in clinical practice. The extent to which patients’ feeling cared for derives from their perceptions of nurse caring behaviors. Several factors have been reported to be associated with patients’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviors. Patients’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviors were measured using the Caring Behaviors Inventory-16 Ethiopian Amharic version. This study aimed to determine patients’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviors and to identify factors associated with these perceptions. Data are presented in Stata DTA File and Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet formats.
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Data include 652 patient responses from three randomly selected referral hospitals in Amhara Regional State. Data were collected after an internal pilot using consecutive sampling from three randomly selected referral hospitals in Amhara Regional State. After checking for the assumptions of parametric testing that include linearity, normality, homoscedasticity, multicollinearity, and undue influence of outliers a linear mixed model was computed to check for the presence of clustering in the data and to detect sources of variability corresponding to the different levels (individual level, unit level, and hospital level). The linear mixed model did not provide evidence of clustering. Then patients’ perceptions of nurse caring behaviors and associated factors were examined using multiple linear regression model.