Effect of Training Program to Improve Observational Skills of Psychiatric Nursing StudentsCorrespondence Address :
Atallah Khalaf Alenezi,
Shaqra University Campus, Shaqra, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Introduction: Training program is believed to enhance nursing studentsâ€™ knowledge and performance in observational skills, which can be an essential factor in their future practice as nurses working in a psychiatric institution.
Aim: This study aimed to assess the effect of training program for psychiatric nursing students to improve their observational skills.
Materials and Methods: This study used an interventional design. The study sample included 80 nursing students undergoing clinicalpractice in psychiatric nursing during 2019-20 (10months). The tools used for data collection were questionnaire to assess nursing studentâ€™s knowledge and an observational checklist to measure the performance. Percentage distribution, chi-square, and correlation coefficient were used to determine influence of training program on nursing students.
Results: The training program imparted to students was effective as indicated by a highly significant difference between pre/post-training programs in all items of psychiatric nursing studentsâ€™ knowledge. Furthermore, a highly significant difference between pre/post-training programs in all elements of studentsâ€™ observational rating scale was also evident.
Conclusion: The training program improved nursing studentsâ€™ knowledge and performance. Particularly, their observational skills have brought confidence in their exposure and boast their ability in caring for their patients.
Knowledge, Mental health, Nurse practitioner
Date of Submission: Jun 06, 2020
Date of Peer Review: Jul 23, 2020
Date of Acceptance: Aug 25, 2020
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2020
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• Was Ethics Committee Approval obtained for this study? Yes
• Was informed consent obtained from the subjects involved in the study? Yes
• For any images presented appropriate consent has been obtained from the subjects. Yes
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