Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

JUNIO 2009 N° 5 Volumen 12

Utility and satisfaction with the implementation of clinical practice self-control journals in Nursing

Section: Teaching

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Vila D, Prat I, García L, Sánchez I, Ballester D, Fuentes Pumarola C et al. Utilidad y satisfacción de la implantación de una agenda de autocontrol de prácticas clínicas en Enfermería. Metas de Enferm jun 2009; 12(5):21-26


1Dalmau Vila i Vidal, 2Irene Prat Gonzàlez, 3Lydia García Pérez, 4Inma Sánchez Pérez, 5David Ballester Ferrando


1Enfermero. Actividad asistencial en el Hospital de Palamós. Serveis de Salut Integrats Baix Empordà (SSIBE). Profesor asociado. Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad de Girona.2Diplomada en Enfermería. Área Básica de Salud de Palmarós, SSIBE.3Enfermera de Urgencias en el Hospital de Palamós.4Enfermera. Hospital de Palamós, SSIBE.5Diplomado en Enfermería. Enfermero especialista en Salud Mental. Licenciado en Psicología. Profesor titular de la Escuela Universitaria de la Universidad de Girona.

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Contact email: dalmau.vila@udg.edu


Objectives: to ascertain the degree of satisfaction and perceived utility that Nursing students in the University of Girona have regarding the self-control journals used during their clinical practice sessions in the Hospital of Palamós.
Material and method: cross-sectional, descriptive study in a population comprised of 65 first, second and third year Nursing students. The main variables were: utility of the journal, work load, satisfaction regarding the utility of the journal and utility of the journal in the teacher’s follow-up of students. A self-elaborated survey was used for data collection. Frequencies were calculated for categorical variables and mean and standard deviation for continuous variables, as well as mean comparison using ANOVA with a 95% confidence interval.
Results: participants granted the self-control journal a mean score of 7,86 (SD: 0,8). 95,8% of participants expressed a positive opinion of this tool. 98,6% claimed it did not entail an overload of work. 78,1% reported that the journal provided them with a feeling of control.
Conclusions: the journal is an effective, useful and practical tool to improve the learning of nursing clinical practices. It would be advisable to computerize the journal for a better use of its contents.


educational models; students; clinical practice sessions; reflexive learning; self-control journals; hospitalresearch

Versión en Español


Utilidad y satisfacción de la implantación de una agenda de autocontrol de prácticas clínicas en Enfermería