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Article: Service learning in medical and nursing training: A randomized controlled trial

TitleService learning in medical and nursing training: A randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsAttitude
Knowledge about aging
Medical and nursing students
Older adults
Service learning
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1382-4996
Citation
Advances In Health Sciences Education, 2012, v. 17 n. 4, p. 529-545 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the long term effect of a service learning project on medical and nursing students' knowledge in aging and their attitudes toward older adults. A total of 124 students were recruited and then randomized to intervention group (IG) and control group (CG). A pre-and-post-intervention design measured students' knowledge in aging (using modified Palmore's Fact on Aging Quiz) and attitudes toward older adults (using Kogan's Old People Scale). A total of 103 students completed all the activities and questionnaires. After the intervention, there were significant differences between the IG and CG on Palmore's mental health (MH) (P =.04), Palmore's total score (P =.02) and Kogan's negative attitudes toward older adults (P =.001). All students increased their positive attitude toward older adults after the intervention. However, both the IG and CG showed a decrease in positive attitudes 1 month after the interventon, and such decrease varied, depending on the programme which students attended. The current study showed that the 10-week service learning activities significantly increased medical and nursing students' overall knowledge of aging and their understanding of mental health needs in old age, and reduced their negative attitudes toward older adults. However, the effect is not long-lasting. On the other hand, its effect on positive attitudes toward older adults cannot be concluded. Periodic contacts with older adults via service learning activities may be needed to sustain attitude change toward older adults. © 2011 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144938
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.397
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MKTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, SSKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-21T05:43:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-21T05:43:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAdvances In Health Sciences Education, 2012, v. 17 n. 4, p. 529-545en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1382-4996en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144938-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the long term effect of a service learning project on medical and nursing students' knowledge in aging and their attitudes toward older adults. A total of 124 students were recruited and then randomized to intervention group (IG) and control group (CG). A pre-and-post-intervention design measured students' knowledge in aging (using modified Palmore's Fact on Aging Quiz) and attitudes toward older adults (using Kogan's Old People Scale). A total of 103 students completed all the activities and questionnaires. After the intervention, there were significant differences between the IG and CG on Palmore's mental health (MH) (P =.04), Palmore's total score (P =.02) and Kogan's negative attitudes toward older adults (P =.001). All students increased their positive attitude toward older adults after the intervention. However, both the IG and CG showed a decrease in positive attitudes 1 month after the interventon, and such decrease varied, depending on the programme which students attended. The current study showed that the 10-week service learning activities significantly increased medical and nursing students' overall knowledge of aging and their understanding of mental health needs in old age, and reduced their negative attitudes toward older adults. However, the effect is not long-lasting. On the other hand, its effect on positive attitudes toward older adults cannot be concluded. Periodic contacts with older adults via service learning activities may be needed to sustain attitude change toward older adults. © 2011 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1382-4996en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAdvances in Health Sciences Educationen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectAttitudeen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge about agingen_HK
dc.subjectMedical and nursing studentsen_HK
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_HK
dc.subjectService learningen_HK
dc.titleService learning in medical and nursing training: A randomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10459-011-9329-9en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21964953-
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US
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