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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150359
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing students' knowledge and anxiety about AIDS
Abstract:
Nursing students' knowledge and anxiety about AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1993
Conference Date:November 30, 1993
Author:Webb, Adele, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, FNAP
P.I. Institution Name:Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Title:Executive Director
Researchers have documented that nursing students have much

confusion, anxiety, and fear when caring for AIDS patients. They have

found that current education programs that provide facts related to the

disease are not effectively preparing nurses to care for AIDS patients

and that attention must be paid to affective variables, such as anxiety

and attitude. The purpose of this study was to examine the

relationship between the affective variable anxiety and students'

assimilation of AIDS knowledge.



This study was based on Peplau's Interpersonal Theory in Nursing

Practice. Within this framework, Peplau states that when individuals

are assisted to recognize their anxiety and keep it within tolerable

limits, anxiety, and its resulting tension, can be successfully

converted into productive energy for learning.



This pilot study included 69 senior level nursing students and was

designed as a three group pre/post quasi-experiment. All groups

received a pre-test, post-test, and 6 week follow up post-test. The pre

and post-testing involved the use of self reporting questionnaires: The

Spielberger State Anxiety Scale (STAS) and the AIDS knowledge and

Attitude Questionnaire (AKAQ). The six week follow up test only

included the AKAQ. The experimental intervention was a six hour

planned workshop which included a three hour session of anxiety

awareness exercises and three hours of cognitive learning of

information about AIDS. The schedule for group 1, (n=19) included

anxiety awareness exercises prior to cognitive learning. Group 2,

(n=19) had the workshop in reverse order, cognitive learning followed

by anxiety awareness exercises. Group 3, (n=37) served as a control

group and received only the cognitive learning session.



Knowledge scores on the AKAQ were significantly higher for group 2.

Anxiety was also higher for group 2. Group 3 showed no change in

knowledge or anxiety. In support of Peplau's theory, results indicated

that recognition of anxiety through participation in anxiety awareness

exercises contributed significantly to learning.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
30-Nov-1993
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing students' knowledge and anxiety about AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150359-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing students' knowledge and anxiety about AIDS</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">1993</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 30, 1993</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Webb, Adele, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, FNAP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Association of Nurses in AIDS Care</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Executive Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">adele@anacnet.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Researchers have documented that nursing students have much<br/><br/>confusion, anxiety, and fear when caring for AIDS patients. They have<br/><br/>found that current education programs that provide facts related to the<br/><br/>disease are not effectively preparing nurses to care for AIDS patients<br/><br/>and that attention must be paid to affective variables, such as anxiety<br/><br/>and attitude. The purpose of this study was to examine the<br/><br/>relationship between the affective variable anxiety and students'<br/><br/>assimilation of AIDS knowledge.<br/><br/><br/><br/>This study was based on Peplau's Interpersonal Theory in Nursing<br/><br/>Practice. Within this framework, Peplau states that when individuals<br/><br/>are assisted to recognize their anxiety and keep it within tolerable<br/><br/>limits, anxiety, and its resulting tension, can be successfully<br/><br/>converted into productive energy for learning.<br/><br/><br/><br/>This pilot study included 69 senior level nursing students and was<br/><br/>designed as a three group pre/post quasi-experiment. All groups<br/><br/>received a pre-test, post-test, and 6 week follow up post-test. The pre<br/><br/>and post-testing involved the use of self reporting questionnaires: The<br/><br/>Spielberger State Anxiety Scale (STAS) and the AIDS knowledge and<br/><br/>Attitude Questionnaire (AKAQ). The six week follow up test only<br/><br/>included the AKAQ. The experimental intervention was a six hour<br/><br/>planned workshop which included a three hour session of anxiety<br/><br/>awareness exercises and three hours of cognitive learning of<br/><br/>information about AIDS. The schedule for group 1, (n=19) included<br/><br/>anxiety awareness exercises prior to cognitive learning. Group 2,<br/><br/>(n=19) had the workshop in reverse order, cognitive learning followed<br/><br/>by anxiety awareness exercises. Group 3, (n=37) served as a control<br/><br/>group and received only the cognitive learning session.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Knowledge scores on the AKAQ were significantly higher for group 2.<br/><br/>Anxiety was also higher for group 2. Group 3 showed no change in<br/><br/>knowledge or anxiety. In support of Peplau's theory, results indicated<br/><br/>that recognition of anxiety through participation in anxiety awareness<br/><br/>exercises contributed significantly to learning.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:35Z-
dc.date.issued1993-11-30en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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