J Korean Crit Care Nurs.  2019 Feb;12(1):13-21. 10.0000/jkccn.2019.12.1.13.

Factors Affecting the Performance of Nurses in Delirium Care

  • 1Registered Nurse, Jeju National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing, Jeju National University, Korea. hjsong@jejunu.ac.kr


The aim of this study was to identify the factors influencing nursing performance in caring for patients with delirium.
This study included 166 nurses who worked for more than 6 months at 4 general hospitals in Jeju Province, South Korea. Patients were administered a self-reported questionnaire. The study was carried out from May 20, 2014, to June 19, 2014. Data analyses were conducted using stepwise multiple regression, Pearson's correlation coefficients, t-test, and analysis of variance using the SAS WIN 9.2 program (SAS Institute, Cary, NC, USA).
The factors associated with nurses' performance in delirium care were work position (β=.22, t=2.58, p < .001) and having received education on delirium care (β=.16, t=2.24, p=.026).
The results showed that the nurses' work position and having received education on delirium care affected nursing performance in delirium care. In order to improve nurses' performance in delirium care, hospitals should provide a delirium education program for nurses and establish standard guidelines on delirium care.


Delirium; Care; Education; Performance
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