Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran


Aim: According to the growing number of addicts dependent on drugs, hospitalization for them is due to medical reasons is inevitable in hospitals. Attitude of nurses can affect the quality and performance of nursing care. This study aimed to survey relation between attitude and practice of nurses in the care of drug-dependent patients admitted in public hospitals of the city of Yasuj, Iran in 2014.

Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study200 nurses of government hospitals in Yasuj, as the target population, were selected by quota sampling method and participated in the study. Information was collected using the questionnaire in three parts: demographic, attitude and performance. Validity of questionnaire was determined through the validity and reliability content of the Cronbach’s method and was acceptable (0.86). Data were analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: Results showed there is a significant positive correlation between attitude and practice of nurses (P<0.001, r=0.423). This means that 18.4% of the variance function of the subjects was influenced by their attitude. As well as the attitude and practice of samples were positive. T-test showed that, there is a significant difference between attitude and practice of nurses (P<0.001).

Conclusion: Although, the majority of nurses' attitudes and practice was acceptable, but to increase the positive attitude of nurses in order to improve health services, we need to pay more attention to issues related to the affiliation of the material in higher education and holding in-service training.


Attitude, Practice, Nurse, Drug-dependent patients.