Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to explore hospital-based nurses’ intention to use peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC): a survey study

Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to explore hospital-based nurses’ intention to use peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC): a survey study

Authors

  • Laura Bertani ONLUS Foundation “Casa Insieme”, Bagnolo in Piano, Reggio Emilia
  • Maria Carone AUSL of Piacenza, Orthopedics and Trauma ward
  • Luca Caricati Department of Arts and Literature, History and Social Studies, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Serena Demaria Freelance
  • Silvia Fantuzzi Hospital Franchini of Montecchio Emilia, High Intensity Care (AIC), AUSL of Reggio Emilia
  • Alessandro Guarasci Hospital of Sassuolo, Surgery Block, AUSL of Modena
  • Luca Pirazzoli Associated nursing firm “Noah”, San Prospero, Modena

Keywords:

Theory of planned behavior, PICC, CVC, behavioural intention

Abstract

Background and aim of the work: The peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) have become an alternative to the traditional CVC. PICCs are usually inserted by trained nurses who decided to attend and complete a special training on PICC insertion and management. The present work aimed to investigate the intention of using PICC in a sample of hospital-based nurses using the theory of planned behavior as theoretical framework. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used in which a questionnaire was delivered to 199 nurses. Results: According to the theory of planned behavior, the attitude toward the use of PICC, subjective norms and perceived self-efficacy predicted the intention to use PICC. Contrary to the expectations, the effect of subjective norms on intention to use PICC was mediated by attitude and self-efficacy. Finally, age of participants was negatively related to the intention to use the PICC. Conclusions: The theory of planned behavior offers a useful framework to explain nurses’ intention to use PICC. Shared norms favoring the use of PICC seem to increase both nurse’s positive attitudes and self-efficacy whit respect to the use of these devices. Thus, it appears that to train professionals individually does not necessarily results in an increased use of PICC.

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22-11-2016

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Original article: New perspectives on Nursing practice

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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to explore hospital-based nurses’ intention to use peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC): a survey study. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2016 Nov. 22 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];87(4 - S):23-9. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/5950

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