Background: Wound care is an essential competency which nursing students are expected to acquire. To foster students' competency, nurse educators use high fidelity simulation to expose nursing students to various wound characteristics.
Problem: Little is known about how nursing students react to simulated wound characteristics. Malodor is a wound characteristic which can be particularly difficult for nursing students to manage. To facilitate students' developing skills in managing malodor, nurse educators have designed high fidelity simulations including olfactory realism. However, there is a gap in nursing knowledge about nursing students' reactions to malodor in simulation.
Aim of the Study: The aim of this project was to describe how nursing students reacted to malodor in video recordings of wound care simulation.
Methodology: The project was an observational study using qualitative descriptive methodology to describe nursing students' nonverbal reactions to malodor in simulation. A coding scheme using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) was drawn from the literature and revised with nonverbal behavior codes which emerged during data analysis. Based on feedback from two expert observers/raters, three coding schemes were developed and tested using NVivo software.
Findings: Content analysis of participants' nonverbal reactions to malodor revealed three themes of reactions: Noticing, Confirming, and Focusing. Additionally, nonverbal reactions embedded in the three themes seemed to cluster into two patterns of behaviors: physical reactions and psychosocial reactions. Two of the coding schemes exhibited inter-rater agreement values of 82%.
|Commitee:||Hall, Cathy, Pokorny, Marie E., Roberson, Donna|
|School:||East Carolina University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Nursing, Health education, Educational technology|
|Keywords:||Malodor, Nonverbal reactions, Nursing students, Simulation, Wound care|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be