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A Convergence Study on the Knowledge and Attitudes of Dementia Partner Nursing Students on Dementia (치매파트너 간호학생의 치매에 대한 지식과 태도에 관한 융합연구)

  • Jo, Sang-Hee;Kim, Eun-ha
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.9 no.7
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    • pp.317-323
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to provide basic data on the development and application of dementia prevention education and program by identifying the degree of knowledge and attitude towards dementia of nursing students who have experienced as dementia partners. The participants were 157 nursing students who have experienced as dementia partners and analyzed by using SPSS 23.0 program. The participants showed knowledge toward dementia($9.77{\pm}2.55points$, range 0 ~ 15 points), attitude towards dementia($39.76{\pm}4.00$점, 0 points, range 0 ~ 60 points), and the relationship between knowledge and attitude towards dementia had a positive correlation (r = .213, p = .001). In conclusion, It is imperative to develop a variety of programs as well as drafting national policies that enable the cultivation of knowledge and attitude towards dementia.

Nursing students' experiences as dementia partners in volunteer activities: An inductive content analysis (간호대학생의 치매파트너 봉사활동 경험: 내용분석 연구)

  • Kim, Dooree;Park, Yunhee
    • The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.146-156
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    • 2020
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of nursing students who volunteered as dementia partners for elderly persons with dementia. Methods: This qualitative study utilized focus group interviews to investigate the experiences of 20 nursing students who performed dementia partner activities for more than one year. Data were analysed using an inductive content analysis approach based on Elo & Kyngäs. Results: The analysis yielded the following four major themes: "becoming a dementia expert," "becoming an evangelist for prevention of dementia," "overcoming prejudices against aged with dementia," and "acquiring motivation and skills of geriatric nursing" That means the experience as a dementia partner serves as an opportunity to broaden human understanding and shows its potential as a means to complement the effectiveness of practical nursing education. Conclusion: Dementia partner experiences have changed the perception, attitude and behavior of nursing students about the aged with dementia, so there is a need to extend this kind of experience to other students in nursing. Moreover, educational policy support should be continuously provided for this purpose.