P01/01/2016-Wills Odhiambo Ombete

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Assessment of Correlates of Stigima Towards Mental Health Nursing Practice Among Nursing Students in Two Universities in Nairobi Kenya

Abstract:
Mental health and psychiatric nurses are considered important and integral members of the multidisciplinary mental health care team offering 90% of mental health services in Kenya. Stigma towards mental health nursing practice has led to acute shortage in mental health nursing workforce and consequently poor quality of mental health care. Aim: to assess the correlates of stigma towards mental health nursing practice among Bachelor of Science Nursing students. Research Method: A crosssectional study will be conducted among 90 Bachelor of Science in nursing students at the Universities of Nairobi and Eastern Africa-Baraton. Only students who have completed theory and clinical experience in mental health nursing course as stipulated by their respective universities will be eligible for study. A structured questionnaire and focused group discussion be will used. Ethical approval will be sought form the UON/KNH ERe. The data will be collected within a period of 2 weeks. Data analysis: The SPSS version 22 will be used to analyze the data. The significant finding (correlates) will be tested using t-test and Pearson's correlation. The association between variables will be determined at a P-Value 0f 0.05.  The final data will be presented using frequency distribution tables, pie charts, bar graphs. The estimated budget is Kshs. 96,686. Dissemination of findings: Results will be delivered in scientific conferences, the two schools of nursing and to policy makers in mental health care to guide policy development.

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