TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY 2017 , Vol 1 , Num 3
Nurses Attitudes Toward Cancer and Affecting Factors
Emine Derya İSTER1,Yasemin ALTINBAŞ2
1Department of Nursing, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş-Turkey
2Department of Nursing, Adıyaman University, Adıyaman-Turkey
DOI : 10.5505/tjo.2020.2303 ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Summary

OBJECTIVE
The aim of this study was to determine nurses" attitudes towards cancer and affecting factors.

METHODS
The population of this descriptive research was composed of nurses working in Public Hospitals in Adıyaman city center. The study was conducted with 214 participants.

RESULTS
The mean scores of factor 1, factor 2, factor 3 and total QMATC scores are 1.72±0.67, 1.89±0.51, 1.53±0.47 and 1.71±0.42, respectively. It was found that nurses who encontered cancer patients in their close social circles such as neighbors and friends had higher impossibility of recovery-stereotyping scores than those who never encountered cancer cases. (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION
It was observed that the nurses working in the hospital had positive attitudes towards the factors of revealing and spreading the diagnosis of cancer, impossibility of recovery-stereotyping and discrimination against cancer patients.