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Nurses' perception of the quality of care they provide to hospitalized drug addicts: Testing the Theory of Reasoned Action

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A correlational design was used to examine nursing staff attitudes and subjective norms manifested in intended and actual care of drug users based on the Theory of Reasoned Action. One hundred and thirty-five nursing staff from three central Israeli hospitals completed a questionnaire examining theory-based variables as well as sociodemographic and professional characteristics. Most respondents reported a high to very high level of actual or intended care of drug users. Nurses' stronger intentions to provide quality care to drug users were associated with more positive attitudes. Nursing staff members had moderately negative attitudes towards drug users. Nurses were found to hold negative stereotypes of drug addict patients and most considered the management of this group difficult. Positive attitudes towards drug users, perceived expectations of others and perceived correctness of the behaviour are important in their effect on the intention of nurses to provide high-quality care to hospitalized patients addicted to drugs.
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Keywords: Theory of Reasoned Action; drug addicts; nurses; quality of care; stereotypes

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Nurse, Pat Matthews Academic School of Nursing, Hillel Yafe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel

Publication date: 2009-12-01

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