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The influence of cultural competence on healthcare outcomes

Harita Nair M ,
Harita Nair M

College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Apurvakumar Pandya ,
Apurvakumar Pandya

Department of Parul Institute of Public Health, Parul University, PO Limda, Tal, Gujarat, India

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Suphiya Parveen ,
Suphiya Parveen

Department of Genetics, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, India

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Background: The demand to improve nurses' Cultural Competence (CC) was recently introduced to light by the growing cultural variety in healthcare in European nations. It is possible to enhance culturally competent treatment by evaluating CC and identifying pertinent influencing variables. The purpose of this research was to use the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) scale to measure the CC of nurses and nursing students working in acute care settings and to identify influencing variables.
Methods: The design was cross-sectional. Data was collected in March 2021 from nurses and nursing students enrolled in their last year of education and employed in acute care facilities. The research participants' general features and degrees of general CC were shown using descriptive analysis. The influencing aspects of CC were examined using a multiple linear regression analysis.
Results: The cultural proficiency of the nurses ranged from moderate to excellent. Age, educational attainment, cultural diversity training (CDT), and self-perceptions of CC all had a significant impact on the level.
Conclusions: All healthcare professionals, including nurses who interact with patients frequently, need to be prepared to offer CC healthcare for patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Delivering CC care involves the implementation of effective interventions, such as educational training, which may help to eliminate healthcare inequities and enhance patient outcomes.

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Nair M H, Pandya A, Parveen S. The influence of cultural competence on healthcare outcomes. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 2 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];3:445. Available from:

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