Nurses' attitudes toward the use of computers in nursing practice
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The use of computers in nursing practice is creating significant economic, political and social change within the nursing profession. Nurses' attitudes toward computers and their use in nursing practice will influence the nurses' ability to actively participate in and fully integrate this change. The purpose of this study was to describe the attitudes of nurses toward the use of computers in nursing practice and to examine the association of these attitudes with demographic variables of: age; position; degree in nursing; degree in fields other then nursing; years of experience in nursing; years employed at the study hospital; previous education in the use of computers and computer use variables of ownership of a home computer and regularity of its use.