Nursing Students Attitude Towards Self-Care Management

  • WILLIAMS KWASI PEPRAH VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY
  • GIFTY TANO ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • Fiskvik Boahemaa Antwi Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Simon Akwasi Osei Adventist University of The Philippines
Keywords: Self-care Management, Nursing Students, Attitude

Abstract

Self-care management has become a theoretical discussion among health professional andstudents. As a result of its importance, the International Council for Nurses has incorporatedit in their standard of competence. Self-care encourages health and is a fundamental value ofthe scope and standards of practice. Nursing students are advised to have proper self-care. Thisstudy looked into the self-care management practices of nursing students at the AdventistUniversity of the Philippines and how they align with the institutional outcomes. Thisquantitative study conveniently samples 47 nursing students as respondents. The study adoptedthe Circle of Human Potential ' questionnaire by Dossey and Keegan (2009), which assessedself-care management in the areas of physical, relationship, emotional, spiritual, mental, andchoice. The application fo SPSS 23 was used for the descriptive and T’Test analysis asdemanded by the research questions. The results of the study revealed that there is a positiveself-care management attitude among nursing students. The ranked of self-care managementfrom highest to the least in the order of spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, choice, andphysical assessments. It further revealed that there was no significant difference in self-caremanagement when considering the gender of the students. The outcomes of the study were inaccordance with the AUP institutional outcomes of spirituality, critical thinking, professionalexpertise, service, health and wellness, and positive attitude. The study recommends thatnursing students keep up with their positive self-care management.
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Author Biographies

WILLIAMS KWASI PEPRAH, VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY
Williams is a Ph.D. holder in commerce from Adventist University of the Philippines. He is a Fellow and a Chartered Financial and Investment Analyst, Investment Advisor in Ghana. A lecturer at Valley View University and Managing Director of PWP Reservations Limited and PWP Advisory and Training.
GIFTY TANO, ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
Gifty Tano is a student nurse at the Adventists University of the Philippines. She worked as a claims officer and assistant ultrasonographer with training in Fragrance Medical Center, Ghana. Her persistence for the nursing profession has emboldened her to progress into the world of research.

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Published
2019-12-18
How to Cite
PEPRAH, W., TANO, G., Antwi, F., & Osei, S. (2019). Nursing Students Attitude Towards Self-Care Management. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 218-229. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v7i1.948

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