Nurses' Self-Efficacy, Confidence and Interaction with patients with COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Study

Loai Abu Sharour*, Ayman Bani Salameh, Khaled Suleiman, Maha Subih, Mamdouh El-Hneiti, Mahmoud Al-Husaami, Khloud Al Dameery, Omor Al Omari

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Objective: the aim was to evaluate nurses' self-efficacy, confidence and nurse-patient interaction during caring of patients with COVID-19. Methods: A cross-sectional design with online survey was used with a Self-efficacy scale, Self-confidence scale and Caring nurse-patient interaction scale: 23- item Version-Nurse (CNPI-23 N). Results: A sample of 120 nurses participated in the current study. The results showed that the participants had a moderate level of self-efficacy, self-confidence and interaction (M = 28.84 (SD= 7.7), M =47.41 (SD= 9.0) and M= 93.59 (SD=16.3) respectively). Positive relationships were found between nurse' self-efficacy, self-confidence and nurse-patient interaction (r = 0.81, P < 0.0001 and 0.79, P 1/4 0.0001 respectively). Significant differences were found in self-efficacy according to years of experience, academic qualifications and position (F = 2.10, P = 0.003, F = 3.60, P = 0.002 and F = 2.60, P =0.007 respectively). Furthermore, the results indicated that there was a significant difference in self-confidence and nurse-patient interaction also. Conclusion: Nurse educators and administrators should develop and implement further strategies such as continuing education and training, compensatory payment, organizational support and availability of protective measures to increase their self-efficacy, self-confidence and interaction with COVID-19 patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Keywords:
  • Nurse-Patient Interaction
  • Nurses
  • Self- Confidence
  • Self-Efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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