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Table 2 Responses to the Safety Attitude statements

From: Female dental students’ perceptions of patient safety culture: a cross sectional study at a middle eastern setting

  Negative
n(%)
Neutral
n(%)
Positive
n(%)
Team work climate (Cronbach’s α = 0.60)
 1. Students input is well received in this clinical area. 18(8.0) 98(44.5) 107(48.5)
 2. In this dental clinic, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care. 84(38.0) 63(28.5) 74(33.5)
 3. Disagreements in this clinical area are resolved appropriately (i.e., not who is right, but what is best for the patient). 33(14.9) 88(39.8) 100(45.3)
 4. I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients. 18(8.1) 61(27.6) 142(64.3)
 5. It is easy for students here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand. 25(11.4) 40(18.1) 156(70.5)
 6. The supervisors and students here work together as a well-coordinated team. 29(13.1) 58(26.2) 103(60.7)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 54.4 ± 28.0
Safety climate (Cronbach’s α = 0.75)
 7. I would feel safe being treated here as a patient. 45(20.4) 75(33.9) 101(50.7)
 8. Medical errors are handled appropriately in this clinical area. 20(9.1) 76(34.4) 125(56.5)
 9. I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this clinical area 23(10.4) 81(36.7) 117(52.9)
 10. I receive appropriate feedback about my performance. 25(11.3) 62(28.1) 134(60.6)
 11. In this dental clinic, it is difficult to discuss errors. 85(38.5) 67(30.3) 69(31.2)
 12. I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have 11(5.0) 81(36.7) 129(58.3)
 13. The environment in this dental clinic makes it easy to learn from the errors of others. 30(13.6) 67(30.3) 124(56.1)
 14. My suggestions about safety would be acted upon if I expressed them to management. 27(12.2) 101(45.8) 93(42.0)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 51.4 ± 29.7
Job satisfaction (Cronbach’s α = 0.76)
 15. I like my specialty 19(8.7) 35(15.8) 167(75.5)
 16. Practicing here is like being part of a large family. 24(10.9) 56(25.3) 141(63.8)
 17. This is a good place to practice. 35(15.8) 55(24.9) 131(59.3)
 18. I am proud to practice in this dental clinic 34(15.4) 45(20.4) 142(64.2)
 19. Ethics in this dental clinic is high. 8(9.5) 68(30.8) 132(59.7)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 64.5 ± 33.8
Stress recognition (Cronbach’s α = 0.76)
 20. When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired. 25(11.4) 77(34.8) 119(53.8)
 21. I am less effective at work when fatigued. 19(8.6) 68(30.8) 134(60.6)
 22. I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations 32(14.5) 58(26.2) 131(59.3)
 23. Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations. 41(18.6) 67(30.3) 113(51.1)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 56.2 ± 37.8
Perceived management support (Cronbach’s α = 0.81)
 24. Clinical management supports my daily efforts 15(6.8) 98(44.3) 108(48.9)
 25. Clinical management doesn’t knowingly compromise patient safety 30(13.6) 89(40.3) 102(46.1)
 26. Clinical supervisor is doing a good job 31(14.5) 55(24.9) 134(60.6)
 27. Problem personnel are dealt with constructively by our clinical units 21(9.5) 97(43.9) 103(46.6)
 28. I get adequate, timely info about events that might affect my work 35(15.9) 78(35.3) 108(48.8)
 29. The levels of students in this dental clinic are sufficient to handle the number of patients. 37(16.7) 67(30.3) 117(53.0)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 50.7 ± 37.7
Working conditions (Cronbach’s α = 0.77)
 30. This dental clinic does a good job of training new personnel.(e.g. students or staff) 29(23.1) 60(27.1) 132(59.8)
 31. All necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me. 16(7.3) 73(33.0) 132(59.7)
 32. Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised. 6(9.5) 68(30.8) 132(59.7)
 33. I experience good collaboration with students in this clinical area. 13(5.9) 70(31.7) 138(62.4)
 34. I experience good collaboration with dental staff in this dental clinic. 24(10.8) 73(33.0) 124(56.2)
 35. I experience good collaboration with booking staff in this dental clinic. 62(28.1) 74(33.5) 85(38.4)
 36. Communication barriers that lead to delays in delivery of care are common. 112(50.6) 76(34.5) 33(14.9)
Average positive response rate (Mean ± SD) 55.3 ± 32.1
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