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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155758
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Studies in Personal Growth
Abstract:
Studies in Personal Growth
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Peate, Ian
P.I. Institution Name:University of Hertfordshire
Title:Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Objective: To describe components surrounding nursing students knowledge base, attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, degree of homophobia, willingness to care for individuals with HIV/AIDS and attitude to sexual risk behaviors. Design: Quantitative approach using various statistical tests to describe for example differences between categorical variables (chi-square Test). Mann Whitney U Test and Kruskal-Wallis test-to-test association between dichotomous back ground variables. Methods: A questionnaire was used to collect the data - 33 questions concerning knowledge base, 26 questions concerning attitudes, 13 questions related to homophobia and a 13 worded vignette was used in order to measure the student's willingness to care for people with HIV/AIDS. A modified version of Chng and Moore's (1993) instrument was used to measure sexual risk behavior. Population, Sample, Setting, Age: A convenience sample of 137 students participated in the study. The study was undertaken in a University in the UK. The mean age of participants was 26.3 years (Md 24) range 17 to 51 (SD 7.89). 83% (n=115_ - female. Concept or Variables Studied together or Intervened Outcome variables(s): Not applicable. Implications: Despite its limited scope our study has important implications for nurse education, practice and research. Firstly, it is important that nurse educators continue to ensure that education on all aspects of HIV/AIDS is explicitly included in the curriculum and that teaching reflects the needs of learners. Developing computer software offers exciting prospects for a reorientation of education. Educators need to adopt an approach that encourages learners to inquire, reflect and devise methods that can help resolve problems and make the decision-making process more transparent. Such recommendations can only enhance practice and the quality of care surrounding this complex and often emotive area of care. In clinical practice the interventions may also need to be directed to beliefs and not only to behaviors. Findings: Student's knowledge base regarding AIDS immunopathology demonstrates that all students have a satisfactory/good knowledge base with the mean value of correct answers being 22.2 (Min 13, Max 29 SD 3.27). Those students who had taken care of people with HIV/AIDS demonstrated more positive attitudes to the disease and people with AIDS. Older age and reluctance to care for a person with AIDS were associated with a high level of homophobic attitudes. Students demonstrated a positive approach to caring for a person with HIV/AIDS. Having been asked to care or having cared for a patient with HIV/AIDS and being single were associated with a higher willingness to care for these patients. Female sex, older age and having children were associated with more cautious attitudes to sexual risk behaviors. Conclusions: Student nurses in the UK seem to be quite knowledgeable about AIDS. Having said that, there are certain areas where there remains room for improvement, two good examples are provided by ways of reducing the risk of infection and isolation procedures. The aim of the paper is to discuss the issue arising out of collaborative cross-cultural research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudies in Personal Growthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155758-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Studies in Personal Growth</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">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Peate, Ian</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Hertfordshire</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Health and Human Sciences</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To describe components surrounding nursing students knowledge base, attitudes towards HIV/AIDS, degree of homophobia, willingness to care for individuals with HIV/AIDS and attitude to sexual risk behaviors. Design: Quantitative approach using various statistical tests to describe for example differences between categorical variables (chi-square Test). Mann Whitney U Test and Kruskal-Wallis test-to-test association between dichotomous back ground variables. Methods: A questionnaire was used to collect the data - 33 questions concerning knowledge base, 26 questions concerning attitudes, 13 questions related to homophobia and a 13 worded vignette was used in order to measure the student's willingness to care for people with HIV/AIDS. A modified version of Chng and Moore's (1993) instrument was used to measure sexual risk behavior. Population, Sample, Setting, Age: A convenience sample of 137 students participated in the study. The study was undertaken in a University in the UK. The mean age of participants was 26.3 years (Md 24) range 17 to 51 (SD 7.89). 83% (n=115_ - female. Concept or Variables Studied together or Intervened Outcome variables(s): Not applicable. Implications: Despite its limited scope our study has important implications for nurse education, practice and research. Firstly, it is important that nurse educators continue to ensure that education on all aspects of HIV/AIDS is explicitly included in the curriculum and that teaching reflects the needs of learners. Developing computer software offers exciting prospects for a reorientation of education. Educators need to adopt an approach that encourages learners to inquire, reflect and devise methods that can help resolve problems and make the decision-making process more transparent. Such recommendations can only enhance practice and the quality of care surrounding this complex and often emotive area of care. In clinical practice the interventions may also need to be directed to beliefs and not only to behaviors. Findings: Student's knowledge base regarding AIDS immunopathology demonstrates that all students have a satisfactory/good knowledge base with the mean value of correct answers being 22.2 (Min 13, Max 29 SD 3.27). Those students who had taken care of people with HIV/AIDS demonstrated more positive attitudes to the disease and people with AIDS. Older age and reluctance to care for a person with AIDS were associated with a high level of homophobic attitudes. Students demonstrated a positive approach to caring for a person with HIV/AIDS. Having been asked to care or having cared for a patient with HIV/AIDS and being single were associated with a higher willingness to care for these patients. Female sex, older age and having children were associated with more cautious attitudes to sexual risk behaviors. Conclusions: Student nurses in the UK seem to be quite knowledgeable about AIDS. Having said that, there are certain areas where there remains room for improvement, two good examples are provided by ways of reducing the risk of infection and isolation procedures. The aim of the paper is to discuss the issue arising out of collaborative cross-cultural research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:08:49Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:08:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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