Volume 7, Issue 1 (8-2010)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2010, 7(1): 20-26 | Back to browse issues page

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Nursing Students’ Anxiety in Times of Confronting With Mentally Ill Patients. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2010; 7 (1) :20-26
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Background and Objective: Nurses and nursing students, as a member of psychiatric team, have not enough incentive for caring mental disorders. Because of some negative stereotypic beliefs and anxiety, they neglect some aspects of psychiatric care. We decided to study on nursing students’ anxiety in facing with mentally ill patients. Material and Methods: In this descriptive study, 64 nursing students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences were selected via convenience sampling. The instruments were demographic information data sheet and interpersonal anxiety scale. We used Descriptive statistics, Spearman correlation coefficient, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests to analyze the data (spss 16). Results: The students aged 43.20±5.1 were female (56.8%) and male (43.20%). Anxiety level in 17.9% of participants were severe and in 48.1% of them moderate (P<0.05). There is significant difference between male and female’s anxiety. Students with clinical experience of being in psychiatric ward have the lower level of anxiety (P<0.05). Conclusion: The Student’s anxiety in facing with mentally ill patients is considerable and we should alleviate this anxiety by some programmed actions such as frequently presenting in psychiatric wards and by special education.
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