Objective: This study aimed to assess how caring efficacy training influences the nurses’ caring behavior of two hospitals in Riau province, Indonesia. Method: A quasi-experimental, pre–posttest with control group design was used in this study. 50 nurses of X hospital were assigned in the intervention group while another cohort of 50 nurses from Y hospital was allocated for the control group. Both groups had a baseline measurement of caring behavior. A training on caring efficacy was given followed by evaluation at two-time points for the intervention group. Results: There was a significant difference between the caring behavior of the nurses in the intervention and control group after the caring efficacy training (p-value = 0.0001). In addition, knowledge was found to be linked with the caring behavior of the nurses (r = 0.20, p = 0.04). Conclusions: Caring efficacy training is likely to be associated with the nurses’ caring behavior and knowledge.
- Caring behavior
- Caring efficacy