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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304139
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of the Peer Education Program in Combating Violence Against Women
Author(s):
Gürkan, Özlem Can; Kömürcü, Nuran
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Özlem Can Gürkan, PhD, ozlemcan@marmara.edu.tr; Nuran Kömürcü, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: Violence against women is a important problem in Turkey. Despite the various work undertaken on the subject, nurses do not take on an effective role in combating violence against women. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the peer education program in combating violence against women on nursing students' knowledge, attitude and behavior.

Methods: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. A total of 136 students (experimental group (n=63); control group (n=73)) have participated in the study. The students had been studying for one  or two years in the nursing department of a university in Istanbul. The students in the experimental group received education program on combating violence against women from peer educators (final year nursing students). The control group students did not receive the education on combating violence against women. Participants were assessed pre-and post-training (2. month). The data was obtained from the groups through a survey form, Violence Against Women Knowledge Test (VAWKT), Domestic Violence Attitude Scale and case study.

Results: The study showed a statistically significant difference between the pre and post-education VAWKT points of students both in the experimental (t= -13; p=0) and control (t= -5; p=0) groups. The experimental group’s post-education Domestic Violence Attitude Scale points had a statistically significant reduction compared to pre-education points (t=4.4; p=0). No changes were found in the control group's Domestic Violence Attitude Scale points. While there was a statistically significant difference (X2=19.5; p=0) in the positive approach of experimental group students towards the case study, no difference was found in the control group.

Conclusion: The peer education program in combating domestic violence against women is effective in instilling knowledge, attitude and behavior in nursing students.

Keywords:
nursing student; combating violence against women; peer education program
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of the Peer Education Program in Combating Violence Against Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGürkan, Özlem Canen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKömürcü, Nuranen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsÖzlem Can Gürkan, PhD, ozlemcan@marmara.edu.tr; Nuran Kömürcü, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304139-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Violence against women is a important problem in Turkey. Despite the various work undertaken on the subject, nurses do not take on an effective role in combating violence against women. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the peer education program in combating violence against women on nursing students' knowledge, attitude and behavior. <p><b>Methods: </b> The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. A total of 136 students (experimental group (n=63); control group (n=73)) have participated in the study. The students had been studying for one  or two years in the nursing department of a university in Istanbul. The students in the experimental group received education program on combating violence against women from peer educators (final year nursing students). The control group students did not receive the education on combating violence against women. Participants were assessed pre-and post-training (2. month). The data was obtained from the groups through a survey form, Violence Against Women Knowledge Test (VAWKT), Domestic Violence Attitude Scale and case study. <p><b>Results: </b> The study showed a statistically significant difference between the pre and post-education VAWKT points of students both in the experimental (t= -13; p=0) and control (t= -5; p=0) groups. The experimental group’s post-education Domestic Violence Attitude Scale points had a statistically significant reduction compared to pre-education points (t=4.4; p=0). No changes were found in the control group's Domestic Violence Attitude Scale points. While there was a statistically significant difference (X<sup>2</sup>=19.5; p=0) in the positive approach of experimental group students towards the case study, no difference was found in the control group. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The peer education program in combating domestic violence against women is effective in instilling knowledge, attitude and behavior in nursing students.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studenten_GB
dc.subjectcombating violence against womenen_GB
dc.subjectpeer education programen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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