Journal Article
Study

Safety culture in long-term care: a cross-sectional analysis of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire in nursing and residential homes in the Netherlands.

Buljac-Samardzic M; van Wijngaarden JDH; Dekker–van Doorn CM.

Safety problems are common in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and prior work has shown that safety culture in these settings is generally poor. This validation study found that the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire was a reliable tool for measuring safety culture in nursing homes in the Netherlands. This is a necessary step for much needed research on nursing home safety.