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joge 2020, 5(1): 33-41 Back to browse issues page
The Attitude of Nurses Working in emergency wards in Educational Hospitals of ardabil University of Medical Sciences toward the Elderly
H Asadi, Aghil Habibi sola *, Mahnaz Davari
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Introduction: Most older people suffer from chronic illnesses and disabilities and receive health care. Healthcare providers have different attitudes toward the elderly. such an attitude can impact providing effective services to them. This study investigated the attitudes of nurses working in educational hospitals ardabil  University of Medical Sciences toward the elderly in 2019.
Methods:This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in 2019 in ardabil  educational hospitals on 164 nurses selected. The sampling method was performed by census. The research instrument used in this study was a demographic information questionnaire and Kogan attitude questionnaire for the elderly. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and analysis of variance in Spss software version 22.
Results:In this study, 138 nurses (84/15%) had positive attitudes toward the elderly. According to the findings, the highest percentage of positive attitude was in the age range of 31-40 and the lowest was in the age range of ≥41years. men were more likely to have a positive attitude toward the elderly than women and there was a correlation betweenmen and positive attitudes toward the elderly
Conclusion:The attitude of nurses working in the emergency department towards the elderly is positive. however, because of their high contacts with old people, this attitude score is not enough. the obtained results can be used as a basis for developing programs of attitude promotion towards the elderly in future studies.

Keywords: Attitude, Elderly, Nurses, Emergency Department
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Type of Study: Original research | Subject: geriatric nursing
Received: 2020/05/14 | Accepted: 2020/06/2 | Published: 2020/05/30

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