Effect of Motivational Program on Modification of Impulsivity among Cairo University' Nursing Students

Abeer T. Taha, Nelly A. Mahgoub, Ahmed A. Abdellatif, Ahmed I. Al-basosi


This study aimed to evaluate the effect of developed Motivational Program titled "Motivation Program for Change of Impulsive Behavior" on modification of impulsive behaviors of Cairo University' nursing students – into controlled socially acceptable behavior as compared with the comparison group. The development of this program is based on the Trans-theoretical model of change (TTMC) and composed of 15 semi-structured sessions. A mixed design of both quantitative and qualitative methods was used in this study.  It included a quasi experimental nonequivalent comparison groups (pre / post test) and semi structured interviewing sessions. Purposive sample for the study group was  recruited from all nursing students of the faculty of nursing (target population) who were screened for highest scores of impulsive behavior using the "Impulsive Behavior Scale"  and accepted to participate in the study (n=17). In addition to the Impulsive Behavior Scale another two tools for data collection were used in the current study; the Demographic and some personal data sheet and Video recording of the interviewing sessions. Results showed that, more than ninety percent of the target population had moderate to severe impulsivity and about ten percent had mild impulsivity. A highly statistically significant difference was found between pre and post program regarding improvement on the "Impulsive Behavior Scale" as well as between the study and comparison groups post program. Qualitative results showed the control of emerged new seven major themes of students' impulsivity. In conclusion, the study proved that "Motivation Program for Change of Impulsive Behavior" had significant effect on changing the impulsive behavior of the study group post the program and in comparison with the nonequivalent comparison group. Therefore, this study recommends establishment of a center for modification of Cairo University nursing students' impulsive behaviors using this program.

Keywords: Motivational Program, Impulsive Behaviors, Cairo University, Nursing Students

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