Assessment Of The Language And Therapeutic-Communication Issues Among Student Nurses
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 1265-1271
AbstractObjective: A descriptive study focused to appraise the language and therapeutic-communication issues in health care practices among student nurses. Evaluate the effectiveness of structure teaching programmeon language and therapeutic-communication skill. To establish the association between language and therapeutic-communication issues with selected socio demographic variables among student nurses.
Method: Current study research approach used was pre-experimental with one-group pre-test post test design. Total 360 participants were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Global interprofessional therapeutic-communication scale (GITCS) was used to collect the data regarding the language and therapeutic-communication issues among the participants. Data was analyze by descript and inferential statistics.
Result: The study resulted that out of 360 students of B.Sc. Nursing and GNM students maximum 98.9% (356) were 18 to 24 years of age and 92.8% (334) were female. According to State wise distribution it shows that majority of participants were belongs from Odisha 65.6% (236) and 32.2% (116) participants were from west Bengal. The majority of samples were B.Sc. students that is 64.2% (231) and maximum 32.8% (118) students were in 2nd year, whereas 27% (98) students were in 1st year, 23% students were in 4th year and minimum 17% students were in 3rd year. The Present study reported that majority of students 35%(126) had average, 34.72% (125) had poor, 11.11% (40) good, 15.28%(55) and 3.89%( 14) had excellent therapeutic-communication skill. After the teaching session in post test repot it was recorded that majority of students had 43.89% (158) good communication skill, 36.67% (132) had very good, 9.72% (35) were in poor, 6.11% (22) had excellent, 3.61% (13) had poor communication skill. The z-test was applied to find out the effectiveness of teaching modue. The calculated z-value was 24.32 which was greater than the tabulated z-value at p˂0.05 level of significance. So, the teaching session was effective. Chi-square association showed language and therapeutic-communication issues were statistically significant with age, state, nursing profession, current year in the profession, other professional degree
at p-value 0.05 level of significant where gender and highest degree of educationbefore joining nursing is not statistically significant, as P value is greater than 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: Therapeutic communication is an important aspect of health care delivery system. Patients and family members can achieve positive health outcomes from health care delivery system by this skill. Because of poor interaction between student nurses and patients, researcher suggested to develop a regular structure module for student nurses. Also suggested that, therapeutic communication should be included their curriculum.
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