Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
The Effects of Low Fidelity Simulation On The Blood Pressure Knowledge Scores and Hearing Korotkoff Sounds
Şenay Takmak1,Nevin Kuzu Kurban2
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Hemşirelik Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
2Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.226 Objectives: This semi-experimental study was conducted, to determine the effects of low fidelity simulation on blood pressure knowledge scores and hearing Korotkoff sounds.

Individuals/Materials and Methods: The sample of the study consisted of a University Health High School (experimental/ study group = 37; control group = 35) nursing, first-year students. Data that were collected: sociodemographic data, blood pressure tests and measurement results. The application of the research includes lectures, knowledge test application (pre-post test), laboratory application, additional simulation training for the experimental/study group, blood pressure measurement evaluation in a simulator and healthy volunteer. Numbers, percentages, mean, chi-square analysis, paired-samples t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, Wilcoxon signed-rank test, McNemar Test, Kruskal Wallis Variance Analysis, independent samples t-test were used in the data assessment.

Results: The experimental group post knowledge test mean was 9.45±2.51; the control group was 10.31±2.75. Skill training using low reality simulations did not make a significant difference between students" knowledge scores. More than half of the students in the experimental group was heard in the simulator sound at 1st and 2nd measurement, control group students was heard mainly at the 4th measurement. There is no statistically significant difference between experimental and control groups in the assessment of simulator and healthy volunteers.

Conclusion: Since low fidelity simulators are not very effective in hearing Korotkoff sound in this study, it is thought that skill training made with high fidelity simulator or healthy volunteer individuals can be effective. Keywords : Blood pressure, knowledge, nursing education, simulation training