This pilot study is the first one focusing on measuring the levels of anxiety of nursing students identifying patient deterioration in a simulated environment. The findings will be used to inform if the mode of the simulations deliverance supports the student’s engagement or overstress them, resulting on adjusting this mode respectively, leading to better planning and improvement of their deliverance.
The aim of this study is to explore the association of state and trait anxiety, physiological stress and nurses decision-making performance during simulated patient deterioration. Additionally, the mediating effects of decision-making style will be assessed.
A descriptive quantitative study will be conducted with 100 students volunteering to participate both from the second and third year cohorts of the Nursing BSc (Hons) using a pre–post simulation design.
Psychological and physiological stress will be measured before and after the simulation. Additionally, physiological stress will measured during the simulation. An expert panel of judges will be used to measure simulation performance from a video footage taking during the simulation. It is expected that
The pilot data collected here will be used to apply for funding to support a larger project that aims to
Dr Theofanis Fotis
Dr Nicholas Smeeton