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1- Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
3- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
4- Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran. , mostafarad633@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Nurses' attitudes affect their preference for working with the elderly as well as the quality of care. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors related to nurses' attitudes toward caring of elders and the predictive role of altruism, moral intelligence, life satisfaction and general health in Sabzevar hospitals in 2019..
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study was performed on 265 randomly selected nurses in Sabzevar hospitals in 2019. Data were collected using demographic information questionnaire, Kogan Attitudes Toward Old People Scale , lennick and kiel moral intelligence questionnaire, Carlo's altruism questionnaire, Diner's Satisfaction With Life Scale , and General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). Data were analyzed via descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation and frequency) and inferential statistics (correlation coefficient, linear regression, and independent t-test) using SPSS software version 16. A significance level of 0.05 was considered.
Results: The mean age of participants was 33.10±7.17. Nurses had a positive attitude toward the care of the elderlies. The mean score of nurses' attitudes was 155.39 ± 17.74. There was no significant relationship between nurses' attitudes and variables such as age, sex, marital status, education, work experience, place of work, and general health of nurses (P Value> 0/05). The results of multivariate regression model showed that the factors of moral intelligence (P = 0.01), altruism (P = 0.008) and life satisfaction (P = 0.03) had a significant relationship with nurses' attitudes toward caring for the elderly.
Conclusion: Since the attitude of nurses to elders care is predictable with moral intelligence, altruism and life satisfaction. It seems that the evaluation of these characteristics in nurses who provide services to the elderly can positively affect to their attitudes and prevent phenomena such as age discrimination.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2020/10/29 | Accepted: 2020/11/29

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