Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Nurse student’s attitude, knowledge and experience related to complementary medicine]

SÁRVÁRY Andrea1, HAJDUNÉ DEMCSÁK Lívia2, RADÓ Sándorné2, SÁRVÁRY Attila2

OCTOBER 20, 2015

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2015;28(05)

[Aim of the research: Investigating nurse students’ attitude towards complementary and alternative medicine and their knowledge of and experience with it. Research and sampling methods: 171 Hungarian nurse (57 full time and 114 part time) students participated in our cross-sectional study using a self-administered questionnaire. Results: Nurse students’ attitude towards alternative medicine is positive. The most known alternative methods were massage, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, relaxation and meditation. The most used practices were massage, herbal medicine and homeopathy and found them efficient. Full time students used the Internet and part time students used education as information sources. Most students agreed that the integration of alternative methods into health care would be effective, and it should be taught in higher education. Conclusions: Nursing student would get reliable knowledge by integrating alternative medicine into higher education system and it takes their work more effective. ]

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  1. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar, Szociális és Társadalomtudományi Intézet, Pszichológia Tanszék
  2. Debreceni Egyetem Egészségügyi Kar, Egészségtudományi Intézet, Ápolástudományi Tanszék

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