Cities, formerly the hub of cultural activities and entertainment, are now more often associated with crime statistics and poverty.
Students'emotional comfort and safety must therefore be prime considerations in planning community-based nursing education.
This study piloted an instrument that promises to be useful in labeling situations that affect an individual's comfort level in an urban setting.
Questions that guided the study included :
(1) Does the Environmental Comfort Scale (ECS) score vary with the repondents'residential zone (urban=1, suburban=2, rural=3) ? (2) Is the instrument (Environmental Comfort [Fear] Scale) reliable ?
A one-shot, one-group, preexperimental design was employed.
Participants were selfselected from a junior baccalaureate nursing class (N=79) that was a predominantly suburban-bred, relatively privileged population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Peur, Angoisse anxiété, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Sécurité, Délinquance, Criminalité, Violence, Milieu urbain, Risque élevé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Fear, Anxiety, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Safety, Delinquency, Criminality, Violence, Urban environment, High risk
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680187
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.