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The attitudes of nurses towards mentally ill people in a general hospital setting in Durban

T. R. Mavundla, L. R. Uys
Curationis | Vol 20, No 2 | a1297 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v20i2.1297 | © 1997 T. R. Mavundla, L. R. Uys | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 1997 | Published: 27 March 1997

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T. R. Mavundla,, South Africa
L. R. Uys,, South Africa

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Abstract

A quantitative survey was undertaken to determine the attitudes of nurses towards mentally ill people at King Edward VIII Hospital, large academic hospital in Durban. Data were collected by a questionnaire intended to measure attitudes according to cognitive, affective and behavioral components in a sample of 100 black nurses. The results of this study were analyzed through a statistical software package, the statgraphic version 5.

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