Correlation between nurses' perception and attitudes towards patient advocacy in teaching hospitals of Golestan University of Medical Sciences

  • Mohadeseh Motamed-Jahromi کارشناسی ارشد آموزش پرستاری، عضو کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران. (نویسنده مسؤول)
  • Kadijeh Tatar دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد آموزش پزشکی، کارمند بیمارستان طالقانی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی گلستان،گرگان و عضو کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران.
  • Abbas Abbaszadeh دانشيار، عضو هیأت‌علمی دانشكده پرستاري و مامايي دانشگاه علوم پزشكي شهید بهشتی، تهران، ايران.
  • Seyede Leila Dehghani کارشناسی ارشد اپیدمیولوژی، عضو کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران.
  • Elham Sharifpoor Ghahsani دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد کتابداری پزشکی، عضو کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران.
Keywords: Advocacy, Perception, Attitude, Gorganl, Nurse


Nursing advocacy is the essence of nursing ethics. In this role, Nurses attempts to protect patients’ autonomy and help clients for consciously self-determination in suitable condition. It seems correlation between nurses' perception and attitudes is direct and it shows in nurses' behavior. This study aimed to assess the correlation between nurses' perception and attitudes towards patient advocacy, amongst 385 nurses by Quota sampling in Gorgan, Iran; hence, a three-part questionnaire was applied: a demographic data sheet, attitude measuring instrument and perception measuring instrument in nursing advocacy and analyzed using the SPSS including Descriptive & Inferential Statistics. The results showed that fairly positive attitudes and perception were found amongst the participants, and nurses’ attitudes, in general, were positively correlated to their perception toward nursing advocacy. This means that with an improvement in perception, the attitude would also improve. In addition to our findings, it seems that these nurses needed more advocacy educational programs and support from responsible employers.


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