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Psychological empowerment of health professionals

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2021.20200050

Keywords:

Power, psychological, Health personnel, Clinical competence, Nursing

Abstract

Objective: To assess whether there are differences in psychological empowerment between
different health professionals working in a teaching hospital.
Method: A comparative, quantitative, and cross-sectional study carried out with
165 professionals selected at random and who worked in a teaching hospital in the inland of the
state of São Paulo. The participants were divided into three groups: 1) nurses, 2) physicians,
and 3) other professionals (physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, speech therapists,
social workers, and nutritionists). For data collection, a form was used to characterize the
sample, as well as the Brazilian version of the Psychological Empowerment Instrument. To
compare the scores between the three groups, the Kruskal-Wallis test was used, followed by
Dunn' post-test.
Results: Nurses, physicians, and other professionals scored 71.4; 69.3, and
71.1 points (p=0.5959), respectively, in the total score of the instrument
Conclusion: There are no statistically significant differences in the perception of psychological
empowerment of different health professionals.
Conclusion: There are no statistically significant differences in the perception of psychological
empowerment of different health professionals.
Keywords: Power, psychological. Health personnel. Clinical competence. Nursing.

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2020-10-02

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Health Sciences