השפעת אמונות בריאות של סטודנטים לסיעוד על היענותם לטיפול בחרדת בחינות

(The connection between responses to treat tests anxiety)

Markman Yuri, Chaya Balik, Hadva Braunshtain-Berkowitz

Tests anxiety is a comprehensive phenomenon in the modern world. Its destructive influence impacts not only on damaging test’s results, but can harm one’s professional and personal development.  Test’s anxiety is a type of performer’s anxiety. Cognitive and instrumental performers hold a very important role in nursing. Thus, it is very necessary to be familiar with the factors that influence response to test’s anxiety.

Current research estimates the extent influence of health beliefs on viewpoints towards applying for test’s anxiety therapy and the response to therapy among nursing students, whom test’s anxiety level is above average.  The theoretic framework chosen is Health Belief Model

The purpose of the research is examining the amount of the connection between the Health Belief Model components, related to test’s anxiety, and viewpoints towards the treatment and the response to treat it. The research was carried out in two stages: first stage, with “Phridban scale of test’s anxiety measurement” (1977), an anxiety level examination was performed among 246 nursing students, from which about 100 nursing students were located as possessing a high level of test’s anxiety. In the second stage, students who hold the highest level of test anxiety were required to fill questioners, who examine health beliefs, viewpoints towards test’s anxiety therapy and response to therapy regarding test’s anxiety.

The findings raised a connection between components of Health Belief Model and applying for test’s anxiety therapy. The stronger connection was presented between the perceptions of treatment effectiveness, the motivation to succeed and the mental block regarding test’s anxiety, and viewpoints towards test’s anxiety therapy. Further more, a significant statistic connection was found between viewpoints for applying to test’s anxiety therapy and the response to its treatment.  It was discovered that viewpoints towards applying for test’s anxiety therapy is a mediator factor between health beliefs related to test’s anxiety and responding to treat test’s anxiety.

         Test’s anxiety is a risky damaging phenomenon, not only to the studding process but also to one’s continuance function as a registered nurse. The role of the nurse holds a performance nature and as a result of damaging the ability to carry out complexed tasks due to high level of stress, might lead to mistakes and damage to patients. Thus, the current research recommends introducing a competing program, to both tests and performance anxiety, as a part of the curriculum toward registered nurse studies

The contribution of the current research is all about identification one’s health beliefs, which has impact on one’s viewpoints towards test’s anxiety. Recognition of health beliefs, regarding test’s anxiety and their influence on viewpoints and response to test’s anxiety therapy, will enable nursing employees and therapists who treat test’s anxiety, to have an impact and change health beliefs of nursing students, using professional means they possess, such as accessibility improvement, enhancement exposure, handing over information, etc, which enable in the future’ much more efficient interventions in a much more lower cost.