Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Therapeutic Communication among Nurses in Selected Government Hospitals in Oromia, Western Ethiopia, 2016
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 159-164
Received: Jan. 30, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 16, 2017; Published: Mar. 11, 2017
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Thanasekaran P., Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences,
Birhanu Yadecha, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences,
Shivaleela P. Upashe, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences,
Dereje Chala, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences,
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Abstract
Communication takes a special form in care and cure aspect which is totally different from the social communication or personal communication. Thus, the this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding therapeutic communication among nurses in selected Governmental Hospitals in Oromia, Western Ethiopia. Institution based cross-sectional study design was employed to collect data by structured self-administered questionnaire from 169 nurses working in hospitals in Oromia, Western Ethiopia and analyzed by SPSS version 20. About 83.3% of study participants have good knowledge, 72.2% of study participants have positive attitude and 75.8% of nurses utilize therapeutic communication. Majority of study participants have good knowledge and positive attitude regarding therapeutic communication.
Keywords
Knowledge, Attitude, Therapeutic Communication, Nurses
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Thanasekaran P., Birhanu Yadecha, Shivaleela P. Upashe, Dereje Chala, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Therapeutic Communication among Nurses in Selected Government Hospitals in Oromia, Western Ethiopia, 2016, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 159-164. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170603.13
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