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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(4), 652-656
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-26
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Effect of Educational Session on Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Attyiat Hassan Hussein1, , Nagwa Mohamed Ahmed1 and Shaymaa Sayed Khalil1

1Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 18, 2019

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Attyiat Hassan Hussein, Nagwa Mohamed Ahmed and Shaymaa Sayed Khalil. Effect of Educational Session on Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitude toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(4):652-656. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-26

Abstract

Background and objective: Complementary and alternative medicine consider an extensive group of healthcare performs, remedies and modalities. This study aimed to evaluate effect of educational session on nursing students’ knowledge and attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine. Methods: Research design: Quasi-experimental design. Setting: Faculty of Nursing at . Sample: 200 students from first academic level (100) and second academic level (100). Tool: Students assessment sheet: it has thee parts. Part I: Socio-demographic data of the students. Part 2: Students’ knowledge questionnaire. Part 3: Students’ attitude questionnaire. Results: There was a statistically significant difference between pre and post application of educational session as regarding nursing students’ knowledge and attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine. Conclusions and recommendations: Educational session had significantly effect on nursing students’ knowledge and attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine. Replicate the study on a larger study sample that includes students in four academic levels at Faculty of Nursing.

Keywords:
educational session knowledge and attitude nursing students complementary and alternative medicine

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