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A Study to assess Knowledge and Attitude of Nurse Educators Regarding Simulation and to Develop an Informational CD about Simulation in Midwifery in Selected Colleges and Schools of Nursing in Delhi


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1 JRT school of Nursing, Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Faculty of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
     

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Objectives:
1) to assess the knowledge of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education,
2) assessing the attitude of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education, 3) correlating the knowledge with selected variables like, age, qualification, experience and designation,
4) correlating the attitude with selected variables like, age, qualification, experience and designation
5) determining the relationship between knowledge and attitude of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education,
6) preparing and disseminating the informational CD about simulation in midwifery education.

Material and Method: A descriptive survey approach with exploratory research design was used for the study. The study was conducted among purposively selected, thirty nurse educators teaching midwifery in various colleges and schools of nursing in Delhi. Data was collected using a pre tested, valid and reliable structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale.

Results: It was found that mean and median of knowledge score of nurse educators was 21 and standard deviation (S.D.) was 3.939, which showed that there was less variation among knowledge of nurse educators. Only 30% of the nurse educators have adequate knowledge whereas 70% have inadequate knowledge about simulation in midwifery education. 57% of the nurse educators shows favourable attitude whereas 43% shows unfavourable attitude towards simulation in midwifery. No Significant relationship was found between knowledge and selected variables such as age, professional education, designation and years of experience at 0.05 level of significance. No significant relationship was found between attitude and selected variables such as age, professional education, designation and years of experience at 0.05 level of significance. The computed Pearson "r" value between knowledge and attitude is found to be statistically significant at 0.001 level of significance. Thus the result indicated that the knowledge of nurse educators had significant relationship with the attitude of nurse educators.

Conclusion: Only 8% of the nurse educators have adequate knowledge whereas 22% have inadequate knowledge about simulation in midwifery education. 57% of the nurse educators show favourable attitude whereas 43% show unfavourable attitude towards simulation in midwifery. There was a significant relationship between the knowledge and attitude of nurse educators.


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Nurse educators, Simulation, Midwifery
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  • A Study to assess Knowledge and Attitude of Nurse Educators Regarding Simulation and to Develop an Informational CD about Simulation in Midwifery in Selected Colleges and Schools of Nursing in Delhi

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Basit Sadaf
JRT school of Nursing, Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, India
Chhugani Manju
Faculty of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
Arora Smriti
Faculty of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Abstract


Objectives:
1) to assess the knowledge of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education,
2) assessing the attitude of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education, 3) correlating the knowledge with selected variables like, age, qualification, experience and designation,
4) correlating the attitude with selected variables like, age, qualification, experience and designation
5) determining the relationship between knowledge and attitude of nurse educators regarding simulation in midwifery education,
6) preparing and disseminating the informational CD about simulation in midwifery education.

Material and Method: A descriptive survey approach with exploratory research design was used for the study. The study was conducted among purposively selected, thirty nurse educators teaching midwifery in various colleges and schools of nursing in Delhi. Data was collected using a pre tested, valid and reliable structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale.

Results: It was found that mean and median of knowledge score of nurse educators was 21 and standard deviation (S.D.) was 3.939, which showed that there was less variation among knowledge of nurse educators. Only 30% of the nurse educators have adequate knowledge whereas 70% have inadequate knowledge about simulation in midwifery education. 57% of the nurse educators shows favourable attitude whereas 43% shows unfavourable attitude towards simulation in midwifery. No Significant relationship was found between knowledge and selected variables such as age, professional education, designation and years of experience at 0.05 level of significance. No significant relationship was found between attitude and selected variables such as age, professional education, designation and years of experience at 0.05 level of significance. The computed Pearson "r" value between knowledge and attitude is found to be statistically significant at 0.001 level of significance. Thus the result indicated that the knowledge of nurse educators had significant relationship with the attitude of nurse educators.

Conclusion: Only 8% of the nurse educators have adequate knowledge whereas 22% have inadequate knowledge about simulation in midwifery education. 57% of the nurse educators show favourable attitude whereas 43% show unfavourable attitude towards simulation in midwifery. There was a significant relationship between the knowledge and attitude of nurse educators.


Keywords


Nurse educators, Simulation, Midwifery

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