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Table 2 Questionnaire of attitudes about DNAR order

From: Nurses and physicians’ viewpoints about decision making of do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR)

Questionnaire of attitudes about DNAR order Mean Median SD t Probability
1. Obtaining the competent patient’s consent for DNAR order is essential nurse 3.28 4 1.197 3.788 *P < 0.001
physician 3.77 4 1.070
2. Obtaining consent of the competent patient’s family is essential for DNAR order. Nurse 3.53 4 1.156 −1.340 P = 0.181
Physician 3.70 4 1.067
3. Obtaining consent of incompetent patient’s family is essential for DNAR order. Nurse 3.05 4 1.141 −1.032 P = 0.303
Physician 3.18 3 1.193
4. If a competent patient’s family prefers not to inform its patient about DNAR order, the request must be respected. Nurse 3.06 3 1.111 2.476 *P = 0.014
Physician 2.74 4 1.113
5. If a competent patient desires that his/her family shall not be informed about DNAR order, his/her request must be respected. Nurse 3.45 4 1.078 0.532 P = 0.595
Physician 3.38 4 1.079
6. The DNAR status of patients must be determined before hospitalization. Nurse 3.37 3 1.155 0.495 P = 0.621
Physician 3.30 3 1.162
7. Preferences of the patient about DNAR order must be taken in advance for the patients who may lose their competence. Nurse 3.32 4 1.040 −0.328 P = 0.743
Physician 3.36 4 1.058
8. The CPR of patient is immoral if the patient’s family has not given the consent for DNAR order. Nurse 3.56 4 1.096 −1.387 P = 0.166
Physician 3.73 4 1.026
9. Obtaining the patient/family’s consent for DNAR order is the physician’s responsibility. Nurse 3.82 2 1.036 3.710 *P < 0.001
Physician 3.37 3 1.095
10. Obtaining the patient/family’s consent for DNAR order is the nurse’s responsibility. Nurse 2.37 4 1.021 −3.825 *P < 0.001
Physician 2.83 4 1.106
11. Obtaining the patient/family’s consent for DNAR order is joint responsibility of the physician and nurse. Nurse 3.38 3 1.150 −1.457 P = 0.146
Physician 3.56 3 0.968
12. Upon the patient/family’s consent about DNAR order, the physician must not attempt CPR even if he is not sure about futility of CPR. nurse 3.01 4 1.171 1.211 P = 0.227
physician 2.83 4 1.289
13. The nurse should follow the physician’s order for doing CPR even if it is against the patient/family’s desire. Nurse 3.49 4 1.185 0.240 P = 0.810
Physician 3.46 4 1.201
14. The nurses shall follow the DNAR order even if they do not agree with order. nurse 3.26 3 1.096 3.80 *P < 0.001
physician 3.73 4 1.042
15. The nurse can recommend DNAR order. Nurse 2.89 3 1.174 0.292 P = 0.770
Physician 2.85 3 1.181
16. The attending physician shall make decision about DNAR order. Nurse 3.24 3 1.151 3.151 P = .621
Physician 3.54 3 1.168
17. DNAR order should be taken by the physician after consulting ethics committee of the hospital. Nurse 3.57 4 1.033 0.577 P = 0.564
Physician 3.64 3 0.953
18. DNAR order must be taken by the physician after consulting with the nurse. Nurse 3.31 3 1.006 2.122 *P = 0.035
Physician 3.08 3 0.939
19. Making decision about DNAR order by the attending physician must be after consulting with other physicians. Nurse 3.74 3 0.952 0.947 P = 0.344
Physician 3.84 3 0.862
20. Making decision on DNAR order must be done by ethics committee of the hospital. Nurse 2.83 3 1.150 0.937 P = 0.350
Physician 2.71 4 1.052
  1. 1-CPR(Cardio Pulmonary Circulation) 2- DANR(Do Not Attempt Resuscitation)
  2. *is significant