Comparing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Level with the Work Experiences of Nurses Working at a Private Hospital in Istanbul

Author/s: Gözde Demirelli, Birkan Tapan

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2016.2.0010

Year: 2016 Vol: 2 Number: 2

Abstract

The most important factor in the healthcare industry is focusing on customer satisfaction and patient care. This article aims to prevent malpractice resulting from inattentiveness and to incorporate the use of attention deficit/ hyperactivity tests in the application process for healthcare staff. This study compares the attention deficit/ hyperactivity level and the work experience of nurses in a private hospital. The attention deficit/hyperactivity level of 35 nurses in Istanbul was measured using the MOXO test and compared in terms of their work experience; two groups were created based upon this characteristic. Those nurses with five or less years of work experience (n = 21) were expected to perform better in attention, timing, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity than nurses with more than five years of work experiences (n = 14). The results show that nurses with five or less years of work experience were found to perform better in attention than those nurses with more work experience. However, those nurses with five or more years of work experience were found to perform better in timing, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity than their less-experienced coworkers.

Keywords
Comparison, Attention deficit hyperactivity level, Nurses, Work experience, Private hospital