A comparison between the attitudes of nurses in Critical Care Units and other wards towards the nursing profession
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 24, 2006, 5 (2); e7050
April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
April 29, 2012
A, Noruzi Kooshali
A , Haji Amini
Z . A comparison between the attitudes of nurses in Critical Care Units and other wards towards the nursing profession,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: According to the influence of professional attitudes on job
satisfaction and improving of professional performance of nurses as a key
member of the health teams, the present study has been conducted to
compare the attitudes of the nurses working in the Critical Care Units
(CCUs) and other wards.
Methodology: This descriptive - analytic study was performed on 103
CCUs and 210 other wards nurses in hospital of Baqiyatallah (a.j.) and
Jamaran cardiac hospital in early 2010. The subjects were selected through
the systematic sampling method and investigated using a researcher-made
questionnaire on attitudes towards the nursing profession. The data was
analyzed using SPSS15 software and descriptive statistic and chi square
Results: The study findings showed that 25.28% of CCUs nurses and 28.5%
of and other wards nurses had negative or neutral attitudes towards their
profession, and in spite of higher percentage of positive attitude among
CCUs nurses, the difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05).
Conclusion: In regard to this result that approximately of the nurses in
both groups, CCUs and other wards, had negative attitudes towards their
profession, it is recommended to accomplish extensive practical researches
to identify the causes and factors affecting nurses' attitudes toward the
profession and to pursue management measures in order to induce positive
attitudes and finally nurses' job satisfaction to enhance the quality of patient
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