To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Beliefs about medicines a… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on

Beliefs about medicines among prescribing and non-prescribing nurses in Sweden.

Journal article
Authors Ann-Charlotte Mårdby
Annika Jakobsson
Tove Hedenrud
Published in Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
Volume 4
Issue 8
Pages 153-61
ISSN 1925-4040
Publication year 2014
Published at Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Pages 153-61
Language en
Keywords Nurses, Prescribing medicines, Beliefs about medicines
Subject categories Social and Clinical Pharmacy


Background: The beliefs patients and health care providers have about medicines are important for communication about medicines, which is a central tool for patient-centered care and the quality of care. This study aimed to analyze general beliefs about medicines among prescribing and non-prescribing nurses. Methods: In this cross-sectional study a survey (Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire, socio-demographic factors, years of professional experience and the right to prescribe) was sent to 303 nurses in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden, in 2007 (response rate: 80.5%). Analyses were made with independent t-tests, analyses of variance and linear regressions. Results: The beliefs about medicines among nurse prescribers did not differ from those of non-prescribing nurses. Professional experience was, however, important for harmful beliefs about medicines. Non-prescribing nurses with 16-30 years of professional experience had more harmful beliefs about medicines compared with non-prescribing nurses with less professional experience. Conclusions: It is important to further examine the possible effects of education and professional experience on beliefs among nurses. During the communication between nurses and patients there is a need for increased awareness of the importance of professional experience for beliefs about medicines.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?

Denna text är utskriven från följande webbsida:
Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-07