Table 3

Proportions of participants with positive attitudes (% positive) per SAQ-DK dimension in the three surveys and the two hospitals

First SAQ-DKSecond SAQ-DKThird SAQ-DKDifference in % positive over time
First–third SAQ-DK
All participants
First–third SAQ-DK
Stable group
% positive% positive% positiveDiff % positive (95% CI)Diff % positive (95% CI)
Hospital 1 (Acute care)n=321n=318n=283First n=321 and third n=283n=171
Teamwork climate64.868.273.18.4 (1.0 to 15.7)*7.6 (−0.7 to 15.9)
Safety climate34.340.947.012.7 (4.9 to 20.5)*9.4 (1.2 to 17.5)*
Job satisfaction67.669.874.67.0 (−0.3 to 14.2)8.2 (1.4 to 15.0)*
Stress recognition57.355.753.4−4.0 (−11.9 to 4.0)2.9 (−4.8 to 10.6)
Perceptions of management35.842.149.513.6 (5.8 to 21.5)*12.9 (5.3 to 20.4)*
Working conditions63.966.072.88.9 (1.6 to 16.3)*12.3 (5.6 to 19.0)*
Hospital 2 (Elective care)n=281n=246n=199First n=281 and third n=199n=139
Teamwork climate80.480.980.90.5 (−6.7 to 7.6)−0.7 (−7.2 to 5.7)
Safety climate53.760.264.811.1 (2.3 to 19.9)*3.6 (−5.4 to 12.6)
Job satisfaction79.780.182.93.2 (−3.8 to 10.2)1.4 (−4.5 to 7.4)
Stress recognition53.054.153.30.2 (−8.8 to 9.3)0.0 (−9.6 to 9.6)
Perceptions of management61.663.866.34.8 (−3.9 to 13.5)−2.9 (−11.3 to 5.6)
Working conditions71.978.977.45.5 (−2.3 to 13.3)0.7 (−6.6 to 8.0)
  • *Indicates a statistically significant difference over time, p<0.05.

  • SAQ-DK, Danish version of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire.