To Estimate Stress Among Single Parented Girls in Shelter for Homeless Girls, Karachi, Pakistan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147101
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Presentation
Title:
To Estimate Stress Among Single Parented Girls in Shelter for Homeless Girls, Karachi, Pakistan
Abstract:
To Estimate Stress Among Single Parented Girls in Shelter for Homeless Girls, Karachi, Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Parvani, Zehra Ali Muhammad Ahmed, RN, BScN
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University
Title:Nursing Instructor
Co-Authors:Hasina Hassan Ali, RN, BScN; Saima Feroz Ali Virani, RN, BScN; Seema Mansoor Ali, RN, BScN; Azmina Wazir Ali, RN, BScN; Saleema A. Gulzar, MScN
[Clinical Session Presentation] Background: Stress is the major cause of physiological and psychological disorders. It is proved that the homeless children are at risk to get stress due to their unmet needs that are essential to meet according to Maslow?s hierarchy. Therefore, a study project is carried out to estimate stress among these children and to promote their mental health. Objectives/ purpose: To estimate stress level among homeless children.To determine the effects of interventions on stress management on these children.Methodology: Questionnaire was administered through universal sampling to 15 homeless children to get data about their stress level at Shelter Home of Karachi, Pakistan during April 14 to May 13, 2008. Data was analyzed through SPSS 16. In order to provide interventions for stress management to these children health education session with relaxation exercises conducted. To see the effects of these interventions on stress management, post evaluation questionnaire was administered to the participants. Result: Data of the study reveals that the prevalence of stress is 58% among the homeless children in the Shelter Home. Among these children 75% were belong to divorced family or whose parents died. The major signs and symptoms are identified as frequent crying spells 80%, difficulty in controlling emotions 79% and unable to cope constructively 58%. Knowledge regarding managing stress is 15%. As health education session was conducted to enhance knowledge to manage stress, it was found after evaluation that 87% children got knowledge to manage the stress. Conclusion and recommendation: To conclude, this study could be implemented at mega scale in Pakistan to promote mental health of these children. It is recommended that Maslow?s hierarchy theory should utilize to understand needs of these children and different ways should propose for their stress management.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTo Estimate Stress Among Single Parented Girls in Shelter for Homeless Girls, Karachi, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147101-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">To Estimate Stress Among Single Parented Girls in Shelter for Homeless Girls, Karachi, Pakistan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Parvani, Zehra Ali Muhammad Ahmed, RN, BScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">zehra_parvani@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hasina Hassan Ali, RN, BScN; Saima Feroz Ali Virani, RN, BScN; Seema Mansoor Ali, RN, BScN; Azmina Wazir Ali, RN, BScN; Saleema A. Gulzar, MScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Background: Stress is the major cause of physiological and psychological disorders. It is proved that the homeless children are at risk to get stress due to their unmet needs that are essential to meet according to Maslow?s hierarchy. Therefore, a study project is carried out to estimate stress among these children and to promote their mental health. Objectives/ purpose: To estimate stress level among homeless children.To determine the effects of interventions on stress management on these children.Methodology: Questionnaire was administered through universal sampling to 15 homeless children to get data about their stress level at Shelter Home of Karachi, Pakistan during April 14 to May 13, 2008. Data was analyzed through SPSS 16. In order to provide interventions for stress management to these children health education session with relaxation exercises conducted. To see the effects of these interventions on stress management, post evaluation questionnaire was administered to the participants. Result: Data of the study reveals that the prevalence of stress is 58% among the homeless children in the Shelter Home. Among these children 75% were belong to divorced family or whose parents died. The major signs and symptoms are identified as frequent crying spells 80%, difficulty in controlling emotions 79% and unable to cope constructively 58%. Knowledge regarding managing stress is 15%. As health education session was conducted to enhance knowledge to manage stress, it was found after evaluation that 87% children got knowledge to manage the stress. Conclusion and recommendation: To conclude, this study could be implemented at mega scale in Pakistan to promote mental health of these children. It is recommended that Maslow?s hierarchy theory should utilize to understand needs of these children and different ways should propose for their stress management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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