The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine practicing nurses' attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions to care for HIV positive patients, using the Theory of Reasoned Action.
One hundred and forty-one subjects completed a questionnaire developed according to guidelines described by Ajzen and Fishbein (1980).
Consistent with the theory, nurses' attitudes and subjective norms were found to be significant predictors of intentions to care for persons who are HIV positive (R2 = 0.27).
Personal beliefs found to discriminate between intenders and nonintenders were those related to possible consequences for self, family, and friends, but not job-related consequences.
Normative beliefs which discriminated between groups were also related to nonprofessional referents' expectations.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Attitude, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Croyance, Homme, Prise décision, Théorie Ajzen-Fishbein, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Attitude, Nurse, Health staff, Belief, Human, Decision making, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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