Nurses' beliefs and attitudes toward visiting in adult critical care settings.

@article{Kirchhoff1993NursesBA,
  title={Nurses' beliefs and attitudes toward visiting in adult critical care settings.},
  author={Karin T. Kirchhoff and Edwin Pugh and R M Calame and Nancy Y Reynolds},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={1993},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={238-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the beliefs and attitudes of critical care nurses about the effects of visiting on patients, staff and family. DESIGN Both interviews and questionnaires were used to gather data on nurses' attitudes and beliefs about visiting and open visiting according to the format of Ajzen and Fishbein's Theory of Reasoned Action. SETTING Five Utah intensive care units and three Ohio intensive care units. SAMPLE Critical care nurses in Utah (N = 29) and Ohio (N = 41) were… CONTINUE READING

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