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This research aimed to examine the predictability of selected factors to explain caring behavior for older persons of professional nurses in a university hospital. The Theory of Reasoned Action was used as a conceptual framework to guide this study.Proportional stratified sampling was used to recruit a sample of 150 professional nurses who cared for older persons at a university hospital. Data were collected from April to June 2019, using 6 self-administered questionnaires to assess personal data, basic knowledge about older persons, attitude toward caring for older persons, perceived caring climate, intention to care, and caring behavior for older persons. Then, Spearman’s rank correlation and multiple regression with the Enter method were used for the data analysis.The findings revealed that the attitude toward caring for older persons, perceived caring climate, and intention to care were significantly, positively related to caring behavior for older persons. Through multiple regression analysis, the perceived caring climate,
intention to care, attitude toward caring for older persons, and basic knowledge about older persons jointly accounted for 32% of the variance in caring behavior for older persons of professional nurses. The perceived caring climate was the strongest predictor of caring behavior. It is suggested that perceived caring climate in an organization,attitude toward caring for older persons, and intention to care should be promoted to
enhance professional nurses’ caring behavior.
Keywords: Intention to care, Caring behavior, Professional nurses, Older persons, Theory of Reasoned Action
บทความ ข้อมูล เนื้อหา รูปภาพ ฯลฯ ที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสาร ถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสาร หากบุคคลหรือหน่วยงานใดต้องการนำทั้งหมดหรือส่วนหนึ่งส่วนใดไปเผยแพร่หรือเพื่อกระทำการใด ใด จะต้องได้รับอนุญาตเป็นลายลักษณ์อักษรจากรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสารก่อนเท่านั้น
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