Factors affecting on Perceived Medication Administration Competence in Senior Nursing Students

졸업 예정 간호대학생의 주관적 투약수행역량 영향요인

  • Received : 2019.04.23
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


The objective of study was to identify perceived medication administration Competence of senior nursing students. A total of 128 students were recruited. The instruments for this study were self-efficacy for drug dosage calculation, anxiety for drug dosage calculation and perceived medication administration competence. The data were collected from November 2018 to January 2019, analyzed by descriptive analysis, chi-square, t-test, Scheffe test, correlation coefficients, and multiple regression using the SPSS 25.0 program. The main predictors of perceived medication administration competence were identified as confidence in drug dosage calculation (${\beta}=.463$, p<.001), Attitude of participation at clinical practice (${\beta}=.168$, p=.040). These two factors explained about 29% of variance in perceived medication administration competence (F=26.93, p<.001). It can contribute to improve their ability to administrate medication in practice, with the accuracy of prescription, recalculation of prescribed drug dose, and observation of adverse reactions in clinical practice and simulation with collaborative approach.


Medication;Nursing students;Anxiety;Self-efficacy;Dosage calculation

Table 1. General Characteristics

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Table 2. Score of Self efficacy in Drug dosage Calculation, Anxiety in Drug Dosage Calculation and Perceived Medication Administration Competence

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Table 3. Perceived Medication Administration Competence related to general characteristics

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Table 4. Correlation among Research Variables

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Table 5. Predictors of Perceived Medication Administration Competence

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