The viewpoints of undergraduate nursing students about the importance of caring behaviors at the beginning, middle, and end of their nursing education

Atashzadeh Shoorideh, F. and Zagheri Tafreshi, M. and Heidari Khayat, N. and Sheikh Milani, A. and Gilasi, H.R. and Sabery, M. (2015) The viewpoints of undergraduate nursing students about the importance of caring behaviors at the beginning, middle, and end of their nursing education. HAYAT, 21 (3). pp. 63-73.

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Background & Aim: Caring viewpoint is a requisite of high quality nursing care. It must be operational through the nursing education program. The present study was conducted to compare the viewpoints of undergraduate nursing students at the first, fifth, and eighth semesters about the importance of caring behaviors during their nursing education. Methods & Materials: The present study is a descriptive-analytical study. In this study, three groups of 40 nursing students (semester one, five and eight) were selected by random sampling from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Caring Behavior Inventory completed through self-report by the students, was used for collecting data. Data were analyzed by the descriptive and inferential statistics (with the significance level<0.05) using SPSS software (version 20). Results: The mean scores based on Caring Behaviors Inventory in three groups were: semester 1: 148.2, semester five: 123.6, semester eight: 122.05. ANOVA showed statistically significant differences between the mean scores for three groups of students (P<0.001). Also, the scores of students� viewpoints were different in all instrument domains included respectful deference to the other (P<0.001), assurance of human presence (P<0.001), positive connectedness (P<0.001), professional skills and knowledge (P=0.004), attentiveness to the other�s experience (P<0.001). Considering the lack of homogeneity in the groups in terms of age and sex, analysis of covariance was used to eliminate their confounding effects on main variable, and despite controlling for the confounding role of age and sex, differences were significant (P<0.001). Conclusion: The viewpoints of the higher-year students about the importance of caring behaviors not only had not promoted but also it had decreased compared to the lower-year students. Considering the fact that caring viewpoint is the requisite of high quality nursing care that must be operational through nursing education programs, and due to the fading of emotional aspect of care, more emphasis on clinical instructors and nurses and using mentors in clinical practice are needed to practically and concretely show nursing students the emotional aspect of caring. © 2015, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: analysis of covariance; analysis of variance; attention; behavior; clinical article; clinical practice; controlled study; data analysis software; human; inferential statistics; medicine; nursing education; nursing student; quality of nursing care; sampling; self report; sex difference; skill; teacher
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 17:03
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