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Comparison of the level of Fear of Death among Nursing and Pedagogy students
Comparación del nivel de miedo a la muerte en estudiantes de Enfermería y Pedagogía
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Kellen Karoline Almeida-Santosa, Gabriela Almeida-Mestrea, Júlia Soares-Silvaa, Marília Gabriela Silvaa, Richardson Augusto Rosendo-Silvab, Rudval Souza-Silvaa,c,
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a State University of Bahia (UNEB/Campus VII), Senhor do Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
b Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Rio Grande no Norte, Brazil
c Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Table 1. Sociodemographic characteristics of participants.
Table 2. Averages and Standard Deviations of the scores of the four subscales of the CLDFS in the related dichotomous variables for students of the Nursing course (n = 75) and of the Pedagogy course (n = 128).
Table 3. Correlation coefficients of CLDFS scores with age in the Nursing and Pedagogy courses.
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Abstract
Objective

To compare the level of Fear of Death among students of Nursing and Pedagogy courses.

Method

A cross-sectional study of a quantitative approach developed with university students from two courses, one around health sciences and the other around human sciences. A random sampling was adopted, calculations based on the principle of power analysis and the 95% confidence interval, and the cutoff point at 100 in relation to the overall score of the Collett-Lester Death Fear Scale for analysis of variables after the application of the Scale.

Results

The data present that the related variables of gender, age, presence of children and loss of a loved one, showed an association with greater Fear of Death in both groups, with statistical significance for most dimensions of the EMMCL. The women presented a higher score in the four dimensions of the EMMCL for both groups. A statistically significant strong negative correlation was identified between age and the level of Fear of Death.

Conclusion

It is important to create areas in undergraduate courses, whether around health sciences or humanities, enabling a discussion on Thanatology, so that students have some preparation in dealing with issues associated with the greatest Fear of Death and to view it as a natural process and relevant to everyone. Thus, in their professional practice, it will assist to minimize the emotional suffering of patients and family members.

Keywords:
Fear
Attitude to death
Thanatology
Nursing
Teaching
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Objetivo

Comparar el nivel de miedo a la muerte entre los estudiantes de los cursos de Enfermería y Pedagogía.

Método

Estudio transversal desarrollado con estudiantes universitarios de dos carreras, una del área de ciencias de la salud y otra del área de humanidades. Se adoptó un muestreo aleatorio, calculado sobre la base del principio de análisis de potencia, intervalo de confianza del 95% y punto de corte 100 con relación a la puntuación global de la Escala del miedo a la muerte de Collett-Lester (EMMCL) para el análisis de variables tras la aplicación de la Escala.

Resultados

Los datos demuestran que las variables relacionadas con el sexo, edad, presencia de hijos y pérdida de un ser querido demostraron asociación con mayor miedo a la muerte en ambos grupos, siendo estadísticamente significativa para la mayoría de las dimensiones del EMMCL. Las mujeres puntuaron más alto en las cuatro dimensiones del EMMCL en ambos grupos. Hubo una fuerte correlación negativa estadísticamente significativa entre la edad y el nivel de miedo a la muerte.

Conclusión

Es importante crear espacios en los cursos de pregrado, ya sea en el área de ciencias de la salud o humanidades, que permitan la discusión sobre Tanatología, de manera que los estudiantes estén preparados para enfrentar los temas asociados a un mayor miedo a la muerte y enfrentarlo como un proceso natural, relevante para todos y así, en su práctica profesional, ayudar a minimizar el sufrimiento emocional de los pacientes y familiares.

Palabras clave:
Miedo
Actitud frente a la muerte
Tanatología
Enfermería
Enseñanza

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