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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1558-1562

Nurses' psychological empowerment in Iran: Asystematic review and meta-analysis

1 Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
5 Department of Health and Community Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Ahmad Moosavi
Department of Health and Community Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_509_17

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Background: Empowerment is one of the most effective techniques for improving productivity of employees and optimum use of their capacities and capabilities toward organizational goals. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate nurses' psychological empowerment in Iran. Methods: The required data were collected using keywords which are Empowerment, Psychological Empowerment, Nurse, Iran and their Persian equivalents. The databases searched were as follows: PubMed, Scopus, Medlib, SID, Magiran, and Iranmedex. Comprehensive meta-analysis software was used to data analysis. Results: Six eligible studies were entered into the systematic review. The results of this study show the mean score of nurses' psychological empowerment based on the random effect model was 3.6(95% confidence interval: 3.41-3.64). In the dimension of psychological empowerment, the higher score was related to competence(3.96). The next dimensions were meaningfulness(3.83), impact(3.47), self-determination(3.33), and trust(2.98), respectively. Conclusions: Nurses' psychological empowerment was in a moderate level. Nursing managers need to further promote this dimension in their planning.

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