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Friermuth CE, Haywood C, Jr., Silva S
Attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease in a multicenter sample of emergency department providers.
The authors aimed to validate a survey that measures attitudes toward sickle cell disease (SCD) patients among emergency department (ED) providers and to compare differences in attitude scores between provider types. They found that, among ED providers, this scale identified a dimension not observed in research with the original instrument among internal medicine providers. They concluded that provider attitudes influence patient-provider interactions and quality of care.
Citation: Friermuth CE, Haywood C, Jr., Silva S . Attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease in a multicenter sample of emergency department providers. Adv Emerg Nurs J 2014 Oct-Dec;36(4):335-47. doi: 10.1097/tme.0000000000000036.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Provider: Health Personnel, Sickle Cell Disease