Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 3
Determination of Attitudes and Behaviors of Nursing Students Toward Care-Focused Nurse-Patient Interaction
Mehtap Tan1,Hatice Polat1
1Atatürk Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.294 Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes and behaviors of nursing students towards care focused nursepatient interaction.

Material and Methods: The descriptive study was conducted with second-year nursing students between 14 and 31 December 2015. While the population of the study consisted of students studying in three branches, the sample consisted of the students who were voluntary to participate in the study. Information form and the "Caring Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale" were used to collect the data. The data were analyzed through the SPSS program and by using number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, and Kruskal-Wallis (KW).

Results: When examining the mean scores obtained by the students from the Caring Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale, it was determined that the mean score of "importance" was 295.48±49.64, the mean score of "competence" was 252.75±49.05, and the mean score of "feasibility" was 250.45±50.04. While the highest score obtained by the students from "importance", "competence" and "feasibility" subscales was observed in the subscale of "requirements", the lowest score was observed in the subscale of "problem-solving". When examining total mean scores of the scale based on socio-demographic characteristics, it was determined that there was no correlation between age and the importance, competence and feasibility subscales of the caring nurse-patient interaction; and that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the importance subscale and gender; between the mean scores of the importance subscale and having difficulties in patient relations; and between the mean scores of the importance and competence subscales and social activities.

Conclusion: It was found that the students had positive attitudes and behaviors toward the caring nurse-patient interactions. It was determined that the students who were female, did not experience any problem in communication with patients, and considered the status of social activity sufficient; had more positive attitudes and behaviors. Keywords : Nurse patient relationship, nursing care, nursing students, attitude