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Table 1 Comparison of questions in the SAQ by subscale

From: A dissonant scale: stress recognition in the SAQ

SAQ SubScale Survey questions
Stress recognition When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired
I am less effective at work when fatigued
I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations
Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations (e.g. emergency resuscitation, seizure)
Teamwork Nurse input is well received in this clinical area
In this clinical area, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care
Disagreements in this clinical area are resolved appropriately (i.e., not who is right, but what is best for the patient)
I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients
It is easy for personnel here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand
The physicians and nurses here work together as a well-coordinated team
Safety climate I would feel safe being treated here as a patient
Medical errors are handled appropriately in this clinical area
I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this clinical area
I receive appropriate feedback about my performance
In this clinical area, it is difficult to discuss errors
I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have
The culture in this clinical area makes it easy to learn from the errors of others
Morale or job satisfaction I like my job
Working here is like being part of a large family
This is a good place to work
I am proud to work in this clinical area
Morale in this clinical area is high
Perceptions of hospital management Hospital management supports my daily efforts
Hospital management doesn't knowingly compromise the patient safety
Hospital management is doing a good job
Problem personnel are dealt with constructively by our hospital management
I get adequate, timely information about events that might affect my work from hospital management
Working conditions The levels of staffing in this clinical area are sufficient to handle the number of patients
This hospital does a good job of training new personnel
All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me
  Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised