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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Nursing Personnel Attitudes Towards Suicide: The Development Of A Measure Scale.
Author: Botega, Neury José
Reginato, Diogo Gomes
da Silva, Sidney Volk
Cais, Carlos Filinto da Silva
Rapeli, Claudemir Benedito
Mauro, Marisa Lúcia Fabrício
Cecconi, Janaína Phillipe
Stefanello, Sabrina
Abstract: To describe the construction of the Suicide Behavior Attitude Questionnaire (SBAQ) which measures attitudes of nursing personnel towards suicide, and verify attitude differences among these professionals. The Suicide Behavior Attitude Questionnaire comprises 21 visual analogue scale items (beliefs, feelings and reactions on suicidal patients) selected from a pool of attitude statements generated by focal groups and experts' judgement. The questionnaire was completed by 317 nursing professionals who worked in a teaching hospital. Factor analysis and internal consistency were calculated. Three interpretable factors were extracted, accounting jointly for 40% of the total variance: Feelings when caring for the patient, Professional Capacity and Right to Suicide, comprising 7, 4 and 5 items, respectively. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients were 0.7, 0.6 and 0.5, respectively. Greater Professional Capacity was reported by nursing assistants and those who had already took care of suicidal patients. The belief that a person does not have the right to commit suicide was stronger among older professionals, those who had never taken care of suicidal patients, those who had a family history of suicide, those who were Protestants and that used to go more frequently to church services. The Suicide Behavior Attitude Questionnaire proved to be user-friendly and quite a simple instrument to assess attitude towards suicide among nursing personnel.
Subject: Adult
Analysis Of Variance
Attitude Of Health Personnel
Middle Aged
Reproducibility Of Results
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria (são Paulo, Brazil : 1999). v. 27, n. 4, p. 315-8, 2005-Dec.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S1516-44462005000400011
Date Issue: 2005
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