AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among 629 registered nurses at a Minnesota hospital: a descriptive study.

S. Campbell, M. Maki, K. Willenbring, K. Henry

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Abstract

Since nurses play a pivotal role in many aspects of healthcare delivery, their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in relation to AIDS are crucial. A descriptive study was done to discover the AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among registered nurses who practice in a hospital setting, and to describe the relationship of these findings with other variables. A 67-item survey was sent to 704 registered nurses at a 455-bed acute care teaching hospital and its associated clinics. The results indicated there is a considerable level of misinformation, mistrust, and fear regarding AIDS among RNs practicing in the hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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