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Physical attractiveness and nurses' perceptions of pediatric patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3844157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the effect of the physical attractiveness of pediatric patients on nurses' impressions. Sixty-six nurses answered questions about pediatric patients who were allegedly involved in a disturbance in a hospital. The patients who were rated varied in attractiveness. Nurses held a patient less personally responsible for the disturbance, attributed a patient's behavior to situational causes, and perceived the attending nurse as more responsible when the patient was highly attractive. In contrast, an unattractive patient was reported to have a higher probability of emotional problems. These findings are consistent with the work of Dion (1972).
J E Bordieri; M L Solodky; K A Mikos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1985 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-27     Completed Date:  1985-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior*
Child, Preschool
Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
Patients / psychology
Random Allocation
Social Perception*

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