Exploration of the attitudes of nursing students to peer physical examination and physical examination of patients.

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dc.contributor.author Wearn, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author Bhoopatkar, Harsh en
dc.contributor.author Mathew, Thomas K en
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Lisa en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T21:23:48Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en
dc.identifier.issn 0260-6917 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41801 en
dc.description.abstract The use of peer physical examination (PPE) in early clinical skills has been studied amongst medical students. The majority of students are comfortable with using peer physical examination, when sensitive areas are excluded. Students' attitudes are related to their personal characteristics: gender, age, religious faith, and ethnicity. There is no data on nursing students' attitudes to peer physical examination.Identify and explore:Dual cohort, cross-sectional, anonymous survey.Three-year undergraduate nursing programme, skills centre and service clinical learning.All first and third year nursing students were asked to complete a modified Examining Fellow Students questionnaire at the end of 2008. The questionnaire asked students to indicate which of 12 body areas they would not be willing to examine/have examined by a peer of the same/opposite gender. This study also asked students which of the 12 body areas they felt uncomfortable examining on patients.The response rate was 76% (128/168). The students were predominantly female (93% female; 7% male). Most students were comfortable with examining non-sensitive body regions of peers (78.2%-100% willing) and patients (92.3-100% willing). Male gender was significantly associated with willingness to examine and be examined by peers (p=0.001); Asian students were significantly less willing to engage in peer physical examination with opposite gender (p<0.007). Year 3 students were significantly more comfortable than Year 1 in examining patients of either gender (p<0.001).In spite of the male gender findings, this predominantly female population expresses similar attitudes to the gender-balanced medical student studies - high acceptability for non-sensitive areas. The role of characteristics and attitudes to peer physical examination shows similarities and differences to other studies. Student characteristics were not related to patient examination attitudes. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nurse education today en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Physical Examination en
dc.subject Cohort Studies en
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel en
dc.subject Peer Group en
dc.subject Students, Nursing en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Young Adult en
dc.title Exploration of the attitudes of nursing students to peer physical examination and physical examination of patients. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.08.012 en
pubs.issue 8 en
pubs.begin-page 884 en
pubs.volume 33 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 22986173 en
pubs.end-page 888 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 361337 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Faculty Administration FMHS en
pubs.org-id Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education en
dc.identifier.eissn 1532-2793 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-07-30 en
pubs.dimensions-id 22986173 en

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