Nursing Caring Efficacy Among Nurses in Al-Thowrah Hospital in Sana’a City-Yemen
Background: Self-efficacy is important in nursing practices. The self-efficacy of nurses influences the attitudes and behaviour of nurses; it is related to nurses’ knowledge of the existing protocols and its actual implementation. Self-efficacy is a mediator between knowledge and action and also influences the treatment selection taken by nurses. Aim: To assess the caring efficacy among nurses working in Al-Thowrah hospital - Sana’a city. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out from April to May 2019 at Al-Thowrah Hospital, Sana'a City, Yemen. A convenient sample of 112 nurses were admitted to this study. Self-administered caring efficacy scale questionnaire was used to collected data. Results: The mean age of the participated nurses was 29±5.16 years. Nearly three quarters of them were females, and more than the half were married. The majority of them held diploma in nursing. The mean caring efficacy scale scores among participants was 3.99±0.47, ranged from 2.72–5.29. No statistical significant differences in demographic characteristics of nurses in related to overall CES accept for duration of working in Unit. Conclusion: The results indicated low level of caring efficacy among nurses. Belief in one’s ability to express caring, develop caring relationship with patients generally higher in female nurses than males and in bachelor nurses than diploma. The working duration in the current unit was a predictor of caring efficacy among nurses’.