Publications by authors named "Omar G Baker"

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Impact of work environment perceptions and communication satisfaction on the intention to quit: an empirical analysis of nurses in Saudi Arabia.

PeerJ 2021 17;9:e10949. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

College of Nursing, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: In consideration of the current nursing shortage in Saudi Arabia, we aimed to investigate the association among perceptions of work environment, communication satisfaction, and intentions to quit nursing profession among nurses. In addition, we aimed to investigate the mediating effect of communication satisfaction on the association between nurses' perception of work environment and their intentions to quit nursing profession.

Methods: This predictive correlational study was conducted at one of the major hospitals in Saudi Arabia from January 2020 to March 2020. It included a convenience sample of 367 full-time registered nurses who completed three types of close-ended questionnaires. We used IBM SPSS version 24.0 to analyze the collected data. Regression analyses were used to test the study's hypotheses. All regression assumptions were assessed and confirmed. Significance for all tests was set at ≤ .05.

Results: The findings indicated an affirmative association between work environment perception and communication satisfaction ( = .764, < .05) among nurses. In addition, findings showed that work environment perception ( = -.187, < .05) and communication satisfaction ( = -.226, < .05) have negative impacts on the nurses' intentions to quit; indicating that as work environment perception or communication satisfaction increases, the intention to quit decreases among nurses. Further, a mediation effect of communication satisfaction on the relationship between work environment perception and intention to quit was confirmed.

Conclusion: This study presents a novel conceptual framework developed based on the literature about the predisposing factors for nurses' intentions to quit nursing profession. Our results suggest that work environment perception and communication satisfaction among the most contributing factors for nurses resignation. Effective communication was established as a crucial factor for establishing attractive and healthy working environment. Nursing managers can benefit by applying these findings to develop appropriate strategies to inhibit the shortage of nurses in Saudi Arabia.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10949DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7980699PMC
March 2021

Determining the effects of traditional learning approach and interactive learning activities on personal and professional factors among Saudi intern nurses.

Nurs Open 2021 01 30;8(1):327-332. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

American University for Science and Technology Beirut Lebanon.

Aim: This study determines the impact of traditional and interactive learning activities on personal and professional development among Saudi intern nurses.

Design: A comparative research design was adopted by recruiting 48 intern nurses, who were divided into two equal groups.

Methods: Data were collected through the clinical assessment tool for nursing education.

Results: Enthusiasm ( < .0001), initiative ( < .0001), realistic self-confidence ( < .0001), competent cooperation with staff ( < .0001) and competent cooperation with patients ( < .0001) were significantly higher among the interactive learning activity group compared with traditional group. The interactive learning activity showed better attitude of Saudi intern nurses in terms of caring, respect and sensitivity towards the needs and well-being of their patients, while considering personal factors.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nop2.633DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7729531PMC
January 2021

Predictors of narghile (water-pipe) smoking in a sample of American Arab Yemeni adolescents.

J Transcult Nurs 2008 Jan;19(1):24-32

School of Nursing, Ferris State University, USA.

To explore the predictors of water-pipe smoking among American Arab Yemeni adolescents, a descriptive correlational design was used, and regression models representing the proposed relationships in the study were tested from a convenience sample of 297 adolescents who attended a teen health clinic and two high schools. The participants completed five measures. Fourteen hypotheses were tested. Experimentation with tobacco was found to be significant in predicting narghile smoking. Tobacco use prevention and cessation interventions for this population can be focused on targeting the family and peer units, from which their identity is likely derived.
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January 2008