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Table 1 Staff survey response frequencies

From: Introduction of a team-based care model in a general medical unit

  Strongly disagree (1) Disagree (2) Neither agree nor disagree (3) Agree (4) Strongly agree (5) N/A
Quality of Patient Care (α = .83)
 My co-workers are committed to doing quality work 0 1 (4.0) 3 (12.0) 14 (56.0) 7 (28.0) 0
 My colleagues and I work effectively together to help patients 0 0 2 (8.0) 13 (52.0) 10 (40.0) 0
 The quality of patient care on my last shift was excellent 0 0 5 (20.0) 14 (56.0) 6 (24.0) 0
 I am confident my colleagues provide good patient care 0 0 3 (12.0) 13 (52.0) 9 (36.0) 0
 I receive the appropriate patient information from my colleagues at the right time 0 2 (8.0) 2 (8.0) 13 (52.0) 8 (32.0) 0
Manager Support of Staff & Change (α = .93)
 The unit manager supports active quality assurance programs 0 0 1 (4.0) 9 (36.0) 15 (60.0) 0
 The unit manager is supportive of staff 0 0 1 (4.0) 9 (36.0) 15 (60.0) 0
 The unit manager expects high standards of patient care 0 0 2 (8.0) 7 (28.0) 16 (64.0) 0
 The manager/supervisor communicates well with the rest of the unit 0 1 (4.0) 0 9 (36.0) 15 (60.0) 0
 I feel valued and affirmed by the unit manager 0 0 2 (8.0) 8 (32.0) 15 (60.0) 0
 The unit manager is committed to supporting change 0 0 0 8 (32.0) 17 (68.0) 0
 The unit manager supports innovative ideas about delivery of patient care 0 0 0 9 (36.0) 8 (32.0) 0
Role Clarity (α = .83)
 My colleagues from other disciplines have a good understanding of the distinction between my role and their roles 0 0 5 (20.0) 14 (56.0) 6 (24.0) 0
 My colleagues from other disciplines have a good understanding of my role 0 0 5 (20.0) 14 (56.0) 6 (24.0) 0
 I have a good understanding of the roles of my colleagues from other disciplines 0 0 4 (16.0) 12 (48.0) 9 (36.0) 0
Time & Autonomy (α = .84)
 I have sufficient time to spend in “value-added” patient care activities including comprehensive assessment (that is, biomedical-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual), health teaching, discharge planning, and patient/family support 1 (4.2) 3 (12.5) 4 (16.7) 12 (50.0) 2 (8.3) 2
 There is enough time and opportunity to discuss patient care with other providers 0 1 (4.0) 3 (12.0) 13 (52.0) 8 (32.0) 0
 I am satisfied with my involvement in decision making on the unit 0 2 (8.0) 2 (8.0) 12 (48.0) 9 (36.0) 0
 I am satisfied with the amount of autonomy I have in my job 0 0 3 (12.0) 11 (44.0) 11 (44.0) 0
Scope (α = .67)
 In my practice setting, I am able to use the full range of knowledge and skills that are associated with my profession 0 1 (4.0) 0 9 (36.0) 15 (60.0) 0
 I have the necessary knowledge and skills to do the job 0 0 1 (4.0) 8 (32.0) 16 (64.0) 0
 I am clear about what I am expected to accomplish 0 0 1 (4.0) 8 (32.0) 16 (64.0) 0
Support (α = .73)
 I feel valued and affirmed by my colleagues 0 0 1 (4.0) 13 (52.0) 11 (44.0) 0
 My team inspires me to do my best work 0 0 1 (4.2) 13 (54.2) 10 (41.7) 0
 I feel recognized and appreciated on the unit 0 0 1 (4.0) 13 (52.0) 11 (44.0) 0
 The unit colleagues support innovative ideas about delivery of patient care 0 0 4 (16.0) 13 (52.0) 8 (32.0) 0
Engagement (α = .77)
 I am proud to tell others I work for, or with, AHS 0 0 1 (4.0) 5 (20.0) 19 (76.0) 0
 My job provides me with a sense of personal accomplishment 0 0 0 9 (37.5) 15 (62.5) 0
 I am satisfied with my job 0 0 1 (4.0) 11 (44.0) 13 (52.0) 0
Collaboration/Communication (α = .67)
 Information and knowledge are shared openly within the unit 0 0 2 (8.0) 9 (36.0) 14 (56.0) 0
 My colleagues from other disciplines work through conflicts with me in efforts to resolve them 0 0 2 (8.0) 14 (56.0) 9 (36.0) 0
 Colleagues from all professional disciplines contribute to developing a shared treatment plan 0 0 1 (4.0) 15 (60.0) 9 (36.0) 0
  1. Note: valid percentages are in parentheses