Determination of midwifery students’ anxiety levels on the firstday of home visit practice


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Dağlar G. , Duran Aksoy Ö. , Uçuk S.

IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, cilt.6, ss.18-23, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.18-23

Özet

Abstract: The study was carried out as a descriptive research to determine the anxiety levels of midwifery students on the first day of Home Visit Practice. The study group consists of second grade students of Faculty of Health Sciences Midwifery Department, and the sample covers the whole study group. The data of 118 students included in the research were evaluated using SPSS 14.0 software. The students’ state anxiety mean score is 40.37±4.28, and trait anxiety mean score is 46.89±4.36 prior to home visit on the first day of the program. Trait anxiety mean score of the students that reside in districts (48.42±4.12) is significantly higher than those living in provinces (45.95±4.27) (p<0.05). State anxiety mean score of students that deemed themselves competent (43.50±3.59) in terms of knowledge prior to visits were found to be significantly higher than those that felt partly competent (39.74±4.23) and incompetent (39.66±3.67); and state anxiety mean score of the students that felt competent (40.77±4.22) in terms of skills was significantly higher than those that felt incompetent (38.00±3.92) (p<0.05). Consequently, the students were found to have a moderate level of anxiety, which should be minimized through elimination of the underlying factors. Keywords: Anxiety, home visit, student