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Effect of practices for mentally disabled children on attitudes of nursing students

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Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the effect of practices for mentally disabled children on attitudes of nursing students towards disabled people. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in mixed design (experimental+content analysis). It was realized of third-year nursing students between February 5 and June 30, 2018. The quantitative data were collected before and after the study by using the Student Identification Form and Attitude Scale for Disabled People. Qualitative data were collected writing a letter of the students in the experimental group. Results: It was determined that while the students in the experimental group had higher total mean scores and those decreased in the control group. The themes were determined as realizing the children with mental disabilities and what they can do, realizing their own prejudices about children with mental disabilities, understanding teachers in the education of children with mental disabilities, understanding the difficulties of families with mentally disabled children, gains obtained by working with the children with mental disabilities and their families. Conclusion: The findings of this study are significant to education as nursing schools undergraduate education of nursing students to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards mental disability children and their families.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2020
  • DOI : 10.17826/cumj.715000
  • Cilt : 45
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 851-859
  • IO Kayıt No : 118437
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi