Exploring Provider Cultural Competence and Patient Mood in an Outpatient Apheresis Unit

Emelita Bennett, Sonja E. Stutzman, Amber D. Hicks, Dai Wai M. Olson

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Introduction: Health care and culture are important to patient care. Theoretical frameworks, service delivery, and self-awareness are important to the provider/patient. Provider care varies, and studies are needed to understand the current interactions between providers, patients, and culture. Methodology: This was a prospective, descriptive correlational pilot study. Providers and patients completed a baseline assessment of culture, as well as a Brief Mood Introspection Scale at each visit at the patient’s standard of care visit (i.e., visit as part of clinical procedures). Results: The providers and baseline assessment of culture showed higher than average cultural awareness. All four mood subscales show no statistically significant differences in patient or providers’ mood. There were no significant differences in mood when considering differences and similarities between gender, race, and ethnicity. Discussion: There was no difference in patient or provider mood in this study when based on the differences or similarities in gender, race, and ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • apheresis
  • cultural competencies
  • culture
  • nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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