Title

Utilizing an SBAR Workshop with Baccalaureate Nursing Students to Improve Communication Skills

Publication Date

3-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Nursing

Publication Title

Nursing Education Perspectives

Volume

41

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000518

First Page

117

Last Page

118

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) technique to reduce anxiety and increase self-confidence levels regarding health care communication among undergraduate nursing students. Baccalaureate nursing students (n = 35) completed anxiety and self-confidence questionnaires before and after an SBAR communication workshop and subsequent simulation. A statistically significant increase in postintervention self-confidence scores was noted with no significant difference in anxiety levels. The findings support the use of SBAR as an organizing tool to promote nursing students' self-confidence during communication; however, further efforts are needed to qualitatively examine how this tool promotes these changes.

Keywords

Communication, SBAR, Simulation, Student Anxiety, Student Confidence, Undergraduate Nursing Students

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