Knowledge, attitude and practice of psychiatric nurses toward physical health care for psychiatric patient
Keywords:Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Psychiatric patient, Psychiatric nurse
The descriptive research aimed to study the knowledge, attitude, and practice of mental health nurses toward physical health care for psychiatric patients. Data were collected by self-report questionnaires were 113 nurses. According to the knowledge questionnaire developed by the researcher and attitudes questionnaire back translation of the Physical Health Attitude Scale for mental health nurses. Quantitative Data uses descriptive statistics is percent and average. The result found that most of the sample size knowledge a high level ( 76.1%, =19 ), have a very good attitude (58.4%, = 104.72) and they practice found most level (57.5%, = 51.81, SD= 9.93). But found that we have low knowledge of psychiatric drugs risk to metabolic syndrome and assessing the differential disease was chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and, Tuberculosis. Also, they should adjust their attitudes to cancer screening and eye health check should not be part of the mental health nurse’s role.
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