Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):201-208.

Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes and Nursing Intention toward AIDS and Chronic Hepatitis B

Affiliations
  • 1Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. jshan@cau.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nursing, Cheongam College, Suncheon, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aims at comparing nurses' knowledge, attitudes and nursing intention toward AIDS and Chronic Hepatitis B(CHB).
METHODS
The data were collected through self-reported questionnaires from 245 nurses between July and August, 2011. The nurses were recruited from 3 hospitals located in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression were adopted to analyze the data.
RESULTS
Regarding AIDS, higher knowledge level was correlated with positive attitudes only(r=-.22, p<.001), which were correlated with favorable nursing intention(r=-.41, p<.001). Higher CHB knowledge level was correlated with both positive attitudes toward CHB(r=-.14, p=.030) and favorable nursing intention(r=.18, p=.004). Nursing intention toward AIDS was affected by attitudes(beta=.58, p<.001) and explained 16.6% of the variance. Both knowledge(beta=.35, p=.028) and attitudes(beta=-.49, p<.001) influenced nursing intention toward CHB and explained 19.1% of the variance.
CONCLUSION
We need to promote nurses' positive attitudes toward AIDS to increase their nursing intention for people living with AIDS.

Keyword

AIDS; Hepatitis B; Knowledge; Attitude; Intention
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