Nurses perceptions of their knowledge and skills to promote the health of their clients experiencing stressors related to pathological gambling

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149172
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Presentation
Title:
Nurses perceptions of their knowledge and skills to promote the health of their clients experiencing stressors related to pathological gambling
Abstract:
Nurses perceptions of their knowledge and skills to promote the health of their clients experiencing stressors related to pathological gambling
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Traver, Barbara
P.I. Institution Name:Kenmore-Tonawanda School District
OBJECTIVE: This quantitative, descriptive study described nurses’ perceptions of their knowledge of assessing and planning care for individuals and families who are experiencing health problems related to pathological gambling. DESIGN: Neuman’s (1995) systems theory guided the research. During the past decade, opportunities for legalized gambling have increased significantly. The review of literature specified that health problems related to pathological gambling expand with increased opportunities to gamble. Persons who are addicted to gambling and their family members experience health problems. Nurses who care for these clients may promote their higher levels of wellness if they know how to address problems related to gambling. SAMPLE: A convenience sample of 152 of 700 nurses who attended a conference of a state nurses association volunteered for the study. Data were collected by a survey developed by the researcher, and analyzed using frequency statistics. SETTING: A conference of a state nurses association. CONCEPT: Nurses who care for these clients may promote the client’s higher levels of wellness and promote relapse prevention if they know how to address problems related to gambling. METHOD: A survey of ten questions was used to determine nurses’ basic level of nursing education, highest level of nursing education, and their primary sources of information regarding assessment and planning of care for clients who experience health problems related to gambling. FINDINGS: The findings demonstrated that 67% of the nurses were unable to identify clients experiencing health problems related to pathological gambling. Eighty percent of the participants identified that content regarding health problems related to pathological gambling should be added to nursing curricula. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated nurses’ perceptions that their knowledge of assessing and planning care for these individuals is limited. IMPLICATIONS: Curricula in nursing programs should be examined for content regarding pathological gambling and its’ impact on the health of the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses perceptions of their knowledge and skills to promote the health of their clients experiencing stressors related to pathological gamblingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149172-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses perceptions of their knowledge and skills to promote the health of their clients experiencing stressors related to pathological gambling</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Traver, Barbara</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kenmore-Tonawanda School District</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">b.traver@att.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">OBJECTIVE: This quantitative, descriptive study described nurses&rsquo; perceptions of their knowledge of assessing and planning care for individuals and families who are experiencing health problems related to pathological gambling. DESIGN: Neuman&rsquo;s (1995) systems theory guided the research. During the past decade, opportunities for legalized gambling have increased significantly. The review of literature specified that health problems related to pathological gambling expand with increased opportunities to gamble. Persons who are addicted to gambling and their family members experience health problems. Nurses who care for these clients may promote their higher levels of wellness if they know how to address problems related to gambling. SAMPLE: A convenience sample of 152 of 700 nurses who attended a conference of a state nurses association volunteered for the study. Data were collected by a survey developed by the researcher, and analyzed using frequency statistics. SETTING: A conference of a state nurses association. CONCEPT: Nurses who care for these clients may promote the client&rsquo;s higher levels of wellness and promote relapse prevention if they know how to address problems related to gambling. METHOD: A survey of ten questions was used to determine nurses&rsquo; basic level of nursing education, highest level of nursing education, and their primary sources of information regarding assessment and planning of care for clients who experience health problems related to gambling. FINDINGS: The findings demonstrated that 67% of the nurses were unable to identify clients experiencing health problems related to pathological gambling. Eighty percent of the participants identified that content regarding health problems related to pathological gambling should be added to nursing curricula. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated nurses&rsquo; perceptions that their knowledge of assessing and planning care for these individuals is limited. IMPLICATIONS: Curricula in nursing programs should be examined for content regarding pathological gambling and its&rsquo; impact on the health of the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:26Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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