Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 3
Nurses" Attitudes Towards Technology and Determining The Effecting Factors
Hatice Saray1,Ayla Ünsal2
1Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kırşehir, Türkiye
2Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kırşehir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.291 Objectives: Emerging technology increases the ability to provide effective and efficient health care. Therefore, the importance of technology in nursing practice is constantly emphasized. This study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the technological attitudes of nurses working in an education and research (state) hospital and factors that affect them.

Methods: The study was conducted on 290 nurses (88.6%) with 327 nurses working in a training and research hospital. In the collection of research data, a questionnaire form prepared in the light of the literature and the "Attitudes Towards Technology Attitude" developed by Akbaba was used. The data obtained were evaluated by number, percent, mean, standard deviation, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis and Cronbach Alpha analyses. The Cronbach Alpha for this study is. 81.

Findings: 45.5% of nurses are 31?41 years old, 45.5% have a bachelor"s degree, 85.2% are women and 58.3% have been working for 6?15 years. Only 2.4% of nurses find technological equipment inadequate, 99% use technological facilities and utilities partially and completely, and 41% of them use technology effectively for 3?5 years. The scale average score of the nurses was 83.43±16.57. It has been determined that age, marital status, educational status, year of study, type of work, adequate technological equipment of the institution, education in this subject are some factors affecting nurses" attitudes towards technology.

Conclusion: It was found that nurses" attitudes towards technology were quite high and some variables affected this situation. Keywords : Nurse, technology, attitude, factor