Abstract Title:

The Use of Tai-Chi to Reduce Anxiety Among Nursing Students Undergoing Simulation.

Abstract Source:

Nurs Educ Perspect. 2019 Aug 29. Epub 2019 Aug 29. PMID: 31469677

Abstract Author(s):

Angela Mulcahy, Brian Holland, Kevin Gosselin, Alison Pittman

Article Affiliation:

Angela Mulcahy


This study sought to examine tai-chi as an anxiety-reducing method to increase self-efficacy and improve performance among baccalaureate nursing students experiencing a patient care simulation. The sample included 63 nursing students enrolled in a traditional or second-degree nursing program. The study used a randomized control group pretest-posttest design. Students in the experimental group experienced significant reductions in cognitive and somatic anxiety, along with an increase in self-efficacy and improved performance. Tai-chi can be an effective technique to reduce anxiety and improve self-efficacy and performance among nursing students in simulations.

Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Anxiety
Therapeutic Actions : Tai Chi : CK(1327) : AC(122)

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