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The purpose of this study was to investigate the meaning and knowledge level and practices of emergency nurses in Jordan in relation to drug-seeking behaviors in the emergency units in Jordan. A descriptive correlation design was used. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires from 305 emergency nurses, employed in different emergency departments (EDs) in Jordan. The results of this study revealed that the ED nurses had a moderate level of ability to describe patients with drug-seeking behaviors, had moderate agreement on the behaviors that may suggest drug seeking, and a moderate level of knowledge related to drug-seeking behaviors. The analyses also showed that the ED nurses had negative attitudes toward drug-seeking behaviors, and lacked the ability to manage drug-seeking behaviors, when identified. Nurses in the EDs who completed the questionnaires identified a need for more drug seeking-behavior knowledge and skills to assess and manage this condition more effectively.


Ayman Mohammed Hamdan-Mansour, Khadejah F Mahmoud, Shaymaa' M Asqalan, Majd Y Alhasanat, Ahmad N Alshibi. Knowledge and practice of Jordanian emergency nurses caring for patients with drug-seeking behaviors. Clinical nursing research. 2012 Aug;21(3):368-84

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PMID: 21878582

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