Volume 13, Issue 23 (11-1999)                   IJN 1999, 13(23): 32-36 | Back to browse issues page

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Khaleghparast Athari Sh.. Contact with mentally ill people Does it effect nurses’ attitude toward mental illness?. IJN. 1999; 13 (23) :32-36
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1374-en.html
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B a c kgro u n d: Contact theory has been mentioned for years. Can it effect peoples' attitude a question to be answered.

Objective: To determine nurses' attitude toward mental illness with different levels of contact with mentally ill people.

Design: This was a correlational study. Using a two part questionnair data were collected about contact level and attitude of a group of nurses.

Sample: Four hundred nurses from both sexes were randomly selected from Tehran, Iran and Shahid Beheshti universities.

Result: There was a negative relation between the level of contact of nurses with mentally ill and their attitude toward mental illness (p=O.OOO,Gamma coeficient= -- 0.47).

Conclusion: Attitude of nurses should be considered as an important factor in caring for mentally ill people. further researches are recommended on factors effecting their attitude.,

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/12/1

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