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ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.


eISSN: 1857-9655

Public Health




Impact of the Dimensions of Diversity on the Quality of Nursing Care: The Case of Slovenia


Jasmina Starc*, Karmen Erjavec

Faculty of Health Sciences, Novo Mesto, Slovenia





BACKGROUND: The key to diversity in nursing is that nurses can provide competent nursing care to patients, within the scope of their responsibilities, regardless of the patients’ personalities or primary and secondary factors.

AIM: To research which dimensions of diversity influence the attitude of nurses towards patients and the quality of nursing care.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental method of empirical research. The independent samples t-test was used, and the within subjects ANOVA with the Bonferroni posthoc test.

RESULTS: There are statistically significant differences among the dimensions of diversity in the arithmetic means of the ratings of the impact on the quality of nursing (F (1.407, 579.658) = 103.307, p < 0.001). Based on the Bonferroni test, the impact of the “personality” dimension was rated statistically significantly higher than the impact of the dimensions of “primary factors” (p < 0.001) and “secondary factors” (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: The diversity factors should be taken into account when developing knowledge of nurses for managing patients' diversity. In modern nursing care, the safe clinical environment needs to enable the patient to feel safe and dignified.


Citation: Starc J, Erjavec K. Impact of the Dimensions of Diversity on the Quality of Nursing Care: The Case of Slovenia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.086
Keywords: patient; patient diversity management; nurse; nursing care; diversity dimensions.
*Correspondence: Jasmina Starc. Faculty of Health Sciences, Novo Mesto, Slovenia. E-mail: jasmina.starc@guest.arnes.si
Received: 18-Mar-2017; Revised: 11-Apr-2017; Accepted: 12-Apr-2017; Online first: 12-Jun-2017
Copyright: 2017 Jasmina Starc, Karmen Erjavec. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This research did not receive any financial support.
Competing Interests: Publication of this paper has been supported by Roche Macedonia DOOEL Skopje.


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