Nurses' attitudes toward computer usage at the work site

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12/30/1991

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Bolt, Rebecca Lee

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The problem of this study was to determine differences in nurses' attitudes toward computers between nurses of different demographic backgrounds: (a) age, (b) educational background, (c) number of years employed as a nurse, (d) number of years employed at the institution being surveyed, and (e) type of nursing unit currently working on.

Stronge's Nurses' Attitudes Toward Computerization Questionnaire, a Likert-type questionnaire, was utilized for the data collection. The first part was an attitude scale related to nurses' attitudes toward computers. The second part contained questions surveying selected demographic variables.

The 51 nurses who responded to the questionnaire revealed that a majority of the nurses had positive attitudes toward computers. The lowest possible score was 20 and the highest was 100. Results showed one nurse scored 51 and three nurses scored 100, with the mean score being 76.76.

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Nursing, Health education, Computer science, Health and environmental sciences, Applied sciences

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