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Attityder till psykofarmakabehandling och den teoretiska utbildningens inflytande: En enkätstudie om sjuksköterskestudenter
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Attitudes toward psychotropic medication treatment and the power of theoretical education : A survey study about nurse students (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte var att undersöka sjuksköterskestudenters attityder till psykiatrisk medicinering som behandling vid psykisk ohälsa. En kvantitativ datainsamling gjordes genom en elektronisk enkät. Urvalet bestod av sjuksköterskestudenter vid fyra universitet i Sverige. The General Social Survey samt kompletterande påståenden användes för att mäta attityder till psykofarmaka. The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) användes för att se om attityder korrelerar med livstillfredsställelse, således preferenser individen har till livet i stort. Data analyserades med Spearman korrellationstest samt Mann-Whitney U-test. Resultatet visade ingen signifikant korrelation mellan livstillfredsställelse och attityder till psykofarmaka. Dock visade resultatet ett signifikant negativt samband mellan fördelar och nackdelar med psykiatrisk medicin. Således var deltagarna generellt mer positiva än negativa till psykiatrisk medicin. Resultatet visade ingen signifikant skillnad i attityder till psykofarmaka mellan studenter som genomgått kurs i psykisk ohälsa och studenter som inte genomgått kurs i psykisk ohälsa. Slutsatsen är att teoretisk utbildning inom psykisk ohälsa inte genererar en mer positiv attityd till psykofarmaka som behandling. Att känna någon som lider eller har lidit av psykisk ohälsa förefaller att vara en variabel som genererar en mer positiv attityd. Vidare har grad av livstillfredsställelse inget samband med attityder gentemot psykofarmaka som behandling.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes toward psychotropic medication as treatment on mental illness among nurse students. Through an electronic survey a quantitative data collection was made. The sample contained nurse students from four different universities in Sweden. The General Social Survey and complementary questions was used to measure attitudes toward psychiatric medications. The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was used to investigate if attitudes correlated with life satisfaction, thus preferences the individual has to life in general. Data was analyzed with Spearman correlation tests and Mann-Whitney U-tests. The result showed no significant correlation between life satisfaction and attitudes toward psychiatric medications. However the result did show a negative significant correlation between advantages and disadvantages with psychiatric medications. Thus were the participants more positive than negative towards psychotropic medication in general. The result showed no significant difference between the students whether they studied a 7,5 hp course in mental illness and attitudes towards psychiatric medications. The conclusion is that theoretical education within mental illness does not generate a more positive attitude toward psychotropic medication as treatment. To know someone who suffers from or have suffered from mental illness appears to be a variable that generates a more positive attitude. Furthermore life satisfaction does not correlate with attitudes toward psychotropic as treatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Attitudes toward psychiatric medication treatment, psychotropic medication, theoretical education, nurse students, life satisfaction
Keyword [sv]
Attityder till psykiatrisk läkemedelsbehandling, psykofarmaka, teoretisk utbildning, sjuksköterskestudenter, livstillfredsställelse
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38178DiVA: diva2:860983
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Study program in Case Management (180 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2015-10-22 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2015-10-22Bibliographically approved

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