Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 2
Individual Innovation Behavior of Nurses and Investigation of Factors Affecting These Behaviors
Altun Baksi1,Hamdiye Arda Sürücü2,Gülfidan Kurt3
1Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Doğu Kampüsü, Çünür, Isparta, Türkiye
2Dicle Üniversitesi, Atatürk sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
3nkara Şehir Hastanesi Kadın Doğum Hastanesi, Pastpartum Servisi, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.269 Objective: To examine the individual innovation behaviors and influencing factors of nurses.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in a state hospital, located in a province in eastern Turkey on nurses working there from April to June 2018. The sample of the study consisted of 150 nurses working in intensive care clinics (n: 55) and medical/surgical clinics (n: 95). Permission was taken from the authors who conducted the adaptation of the scales, institutions and nurses. Data were evaluated by number, percentage, mean, independent t-test, Kruskal-Wallis and Pearson correlation analysis.

Results: The mean age of the nurses participating in the study was 28.42±6.18, 70% were women and 57.3% were undergraduate. The total scale score of the individual innovation of the nurses was 70.71±9.79. Considering the factors affecting the individual innovation of nurses; gender, marital status, educational status, economic status, occupational experience, the workload of the clinic, weekly working hours, participation in professional activities and age were not affected (p>0.05). However, participation in professional research and love of the profession variables have been found to affect individual innovation (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It is observed that nurses are in the "early majority" group when we look at the innovation scores in general. It was determined that nurses" participation in professional research and love of profession variables affected individual innovation. In this respect, it is recommended that nurses are encouraged to participate in research and other activities, giving opportunities and providing sufficient time and resources. Keywords : Individual innovation, innovation, nurse, nursing