Learning needs of Taiwanese nurses caring for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Chen, Huan-hwa and McCutcheon, Helen (2000) Learning needs of Taiwanese nurses caring for patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Nursing and Health Sciences, 3 4: 173-177. doi:10.1046/j.1442-2018.2001.00082.x


Author Chen, Huan-hwa
McCutcheon, Helen
Title Learning needs of Taiwanese nurses caring for patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Journal name Nursing and Health Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-2018
1441-0745
Publication date 2000-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2001.00082.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 173
End page 177
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract This study, building on work on irritable bowel syndrome conducted by Letson and Dancey (1996), explores Taiwanese nurses' knowledge, perceptions and beliefs about caring for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A 46-item questionnaire was completed voluntarily by 120 registered nurses from a large tertiary acute care facility in Taiwan. The study used a descriptive research design and a questionnaire was developed that used a five-point Likert scale (strongly agree = 5, to strongly disagree = 1). The questionnaire consisted of six categories: demographic information; nurses' sources of IBS information; nurses' knowledge about IBS; nurses' perceptions about patients with IBS; nurses' beliefs about IBS; and learning requirements for nurses. Overall, the results indicted that Taiwanese nurses who participated in this study had little specific knowledge of IBS. The researchers developed a booklet containing information on the condition of IBS that may be used by the participants in this study to fill the knowledge gaps about this condition and provide useful information.
Keyword Beliefs
Irritable bowel syndrome
Knowledge
Learning requirements
Perceptions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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