Author(s): Martinez RJ, MurphyParker D, Martinez RJ, MurphyParker D, Martinez RJ, MurphyParker D, Martinez RJ, MurphyParker D
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Abstract This study examined the effectiveness of two methods of teaching nursing students about alcohol addiction. Each student who agreed to participate was given pretests, posttests, and 3-month follow-up tests that measured knowledge about and beliefs held toward people who abuse alcohol. Group 1 received lecture only, whereas group 2 received lecture and discussion with a person who had been sober for many years. Both groups showed improved scores in knowledge and certain aspects of beliefs, however, group 2 showed greater knowledge and more accurate beliefs overall toward this population than group 1. The introduction of a person successfully remaining sober was shown to be an even more effective teaching strategy than lecture alone.
This article was published in Arch Psychiatr Nurs
and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior