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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2015;19(1):110-120.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2015.19.1.110    Published online January 31, 2015.
Accuracy and Competence in Drawing an Family Pedigree among College Nursing Students
손예동, 강희선
중앙대학교 적십자 간호대학
간호대학생들의 가계도 작성 정확성과 자신감
손예동, 강희선
중앙대학교 적십자 간호대학
The purpose of this study was to explore nursing students' competence in drawing anaccurate family pedigree.
Thirty nine Korean college senior nursing students (average age, 22.3 years; range,21~30 years) participated in this study. Data were collected from September to November 2014. After obtaining permission from the participants, each participants constructed pedigree based ontheir own family history and they were interviewed about their competence in drawing a familypedigree as a group. Each session for group interview was audio-taped and transcribed. The pedigreeswere evaluated for its accuracy. The responses of participants were analyzed using qualitativecontent analysis.
The main themes of the sessions were “unequal opportunities in learning about a familypedigree,” “feeling competent in drawing a family pedigree,” “having difficulty with drawing a familypedigree,” and “knowing the family history incompletely.” Although most of the participants perceivedthe importance of family pedigree positively, some of them stated that they are not comfortabledrawing pedigree because they did not know the details and did not have a chance topractice it repeatedly. Moreover, participants hoped to learn more how to draw a family pedigree.
The education on family pedigree should be reenforced to increase nursing students'competence in drawing an accurate pedigree for themselves and clients. In addition, the educatorsshould consider individual differences.
Key Words: pedigree, student, nursing, competence
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