The ASNP scale was developed by Coban and Kasikci in 2010 in Turkey.21 ASNP consists of 40 items across the following three domains: properties of the nursing profession (18 items), preference for the nursing profession (13 items) and general position of the nursing profession (9 items).
Permission to use the PPHEN scale and ASNP in this study was obtained from the Turkish developers5,21 before conducting the study.
Patients' mean total score on ASNP was 176.77+-11.63.
A significant positive correlation was found between patients' PPHEN scale and ASNP (r= 0.226, p<0.01).
Table-1: Correlation between Patients' PPHEN and ASNP (n=604).
A significant relationship was found between patients' age groups, gender, education level, place of residence, income, working status, and number of hospitalisations and the PPHEN scale and/or ASNP and its subscales (p 0.05).
Multiple regression showed that the combination of variables was significantly related to ASNP (F=24.905, p3###1.651###1.861###0.063
Since the ASNP which we used in this study was a scale which could be used with either patients or nurses, it was possible to investigate the attitude of patients to the nursing profession, and it was found to be very positive.
On the other hand, female patients and patients educated to university level were factors affected ASNP. It is thought that the reasons for this conclusion of our study may be that until ten years ago nursing in Turkey was a profession reserved for women, there is greater interest in the nursing profession among women, and it is easier for women to communicate with nurses.