Conflict of Interest Statement
Nurses' Attitudes Toward Clients With Substance Use Problems
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 2, pages 94–102, April 2013
How to Cite
Chang, Y.-P. and Yang, M.-S. (2013), Nurses' Attitudes Toward Clients With Substance Use Problems. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 94–102. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12000
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUL 2011
- National Science Council, Taiwan
- substance use education;
- substance use problem
This study aimed to examine factors associated with nurses' attitudes toward clients with substance use problems.
Design and Methods
A cross-sectional design was used, and 489 nurses working in two medical centers in Taiwan participated in this study.
Age, total nursing experience, work unit, personal experience, experience of taking care of clients with substance use problems, substance use education in school, and continuing education were significantly associated with nurses' attitudes. Hierarchical regression revealed that continuing education predicted nurses' overall attitudes. However, the model explained a low variance.
Education-focused training alone may not be adequate. Nursing workforce development needs to incorporate multiple strategies, including clinical supervision, when designing substance use education for clinical nurses in order to generate better improvements on attitudes.