Author

Bingqian Hou

Date of Completion

4-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Keywords

Concept mapping, diabetes mellitus, junior nurse students, patient care

Abstract

This study utilized the quasi-experimental design specifically the non-equivalent control group and after design to measure the effects of concept mapping approach on the knowledge of junior nurse students on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus. A total of 80 participants were included in this study. Using purposive sampling, the participants were selected according to the criteria set by the researcher. The following instruments were used for data gathering: the Participants Data Sheet that was used to determine the profile of the participants and a researcher-constructed questionnaire that served as the tool to determine the knowledge of junior nurse students on the care clients with diabetes mellitus. Data were subjected to statistical treatment such as frequency and percentage distribution, mean, paired t-test and t-test for independent means. Based on the findings generated by the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of participants were female, live in the countryside, and were not familiar with concept mapping approach; 2) The knowledge of junior nurse students on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus before concept mapping approach revealed that comparison and treatment groups both have good knowledge. With regards to the knowledge on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus after concept mapping approach, the score of comparison group revealed good knowledge on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus while the treatment group obtained a score equivalent to very good knowledge; 3) There was no statistical significance in the difference of knowledge on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus before concept mapping approach for the comparison and treatment group and in treatment group's pretest and posttest scores. In addition, there was a statistical significance in the difference of knowledge on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus after concept mapping approach in comparison group's pretest and postrest scoresl; the pre-test scores of the junior nurse students in the comparison group was significantly higher than their posttest scores. It was therefore concluded that concept mapping approach was effective in improving the knowledge of junior nurse students on the care of clients with diabetes mellitus.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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