The Effect of a Creative-Bonding Intervention on Nursing Students' Self-Transcendence and Attitudes towards Elders: A Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148566
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Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Creative-Bonding Intervention on Nursing Students' Self-Transcendence and Attitudes towards Elders: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
The Effect of a Creative-Bonding Intervention on Nursing Students' Self-Transcendence and Attitudes towards Elders: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Walsh, Sandra M., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Barry University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Shiue Chen, BSN, MSN; Marcia Hacker, RN, PhD; Dawn Broschard, PhD
[Clinical session research presentation] Nursing students' disinterest in caring for elders presents health care challenges. As the aged population grows worldwide, school of nursing faculty has responsibilities to promote students? attitudes towards elder care. A creative bonding intervention (CBI) that consisted of various art-making activities students conducted with elders was pilot tested to capture students' interest in elders and provide new avenues for communication between student nurses and elders. Reed?s self-transcendence theory was the framework in this quasi-experimental pilot study with nursing students (n =22) who implemented a Creative Bonding Intervention (CBI) and Friendly Visit (FV) at community senior citizen centers. The hypothesis was that the CBI group would have greater self-transcendence and attitudes towards elders than the FV group. Instruments were a demographic survey, a revised Kogan's Attitudes towards Old people Scale, Reed's Self-transcendence Scale and a posttest-questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, ANCOVA and Pearson correlation were used for analysis. Pre-post tests results on attitudes and self-transcendence showed positive changes among both groups, but were ns between groups. Students' qualitative comments indicated that both approaches helped facilitate communication with elders. Results offered support for Reed's theory that self-transcendence may be enhanced regardless of age. Further research is suggested with an increased sample size, a structured approach that combines CBI and FV, and close supervision of students' intervention delivery.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of a Creative-Bonding Intervention on Nursing Students' Self-Transcendence and Attitudes towards Elders: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148566-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of a Creative-Bonding Intervention on Nursing Students' Self-Transcendence and Attitudes towards Elders: A Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Walsh, Sandra M., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barry University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">swalsh@mail.barry.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shiue Chen, BSN, MSN; Marcia Hacker, RN, PhD; Dawn Broschard, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Nursing students' disinterest in caring for elders presents health care challenges. As the aged population grows worldwide, school of nursing faculty has responsibilities to promote students? attitudes towards elder care. A creative bonding intervention (CBI) that consisted of various art-making activities students conducted with elders was pilot tested to capture students' interest in elders and provide new avenues for communication between student nurses and elders. Reed?s self-transcendence theory was the framework in this quasi-experimental pilot study with nursing students (n =22) who implemented a Creative Bonding Intervention (CBI) and Friendly Visit (FV) at community senior citizen centers. The hypothesis was that the CBI group would have greater self-transcendence and attitudes towards elders than the FV group. Instruments were a demographic survey, a revised Kogan's Attitudes towards Old people Scale, Reed's Self-transcendence Scale and a posttest-questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, ANCOVA and Pearson correlation were used for analysis. Pre-post tests results on attitudes and self-transcendence showed positive changes among both groups, but were ns between groups. Students' qualitative comments indicated that both approaches helped facilitate communication with elders. Results offered support for Reed's theory that self-transcendence may be enhanced regardless of age. Further research is suggested with an increased sample size, a structured approach that combines CBI and FV, and close supervision of students' intervention delivery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:47:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:47:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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