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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149809
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Stress on Cognition
Abstract:
The Effects of Stress on Cognition
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Marriner Tomey, Ann, BS, MS, PHD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana State University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Rose M. Fernandes, BS, MS; Douglas Herrmann, BS, MS, PhD
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to explore the capabilities of nursing students within a framework proposed in psychology. SAMPLE: Thirty-one senior nursing students participated in the study. They were all Caucasian females. A convenience sample of graduating senior nursing students taking a nursing leadership course was surveyed. INSTRUMENTS: The students answered four questionnaires, a set of psychological testing materials consisting of Profile of Mood States (POMS) to measure emotional state Fundamental Inventory of Cognition (FIC) to measure cognitive functioning Multi-Modal Memory Questionnaire (MMQ) to measure cognitive functioning ISU Stress/Memory Questionnaire (ISUQ) to get information on characteristics of the student nurse's life ANALYSIS: The analysis involved the computation of 5249 correlations. This figure is derived by multiplying the number of questions of each scale with the number of questions of the other scales. Because there were many correlations, it was necessary to adopt a conservative level of significance for each correlation so that the findings overall were not likely to indicate significance by chance. If 100 correlations are computed at the .05 level of significance, five of the correlations will appear significant erroneously. With 5249 correlations overall, over 300 correlations can be expected to be significant by chance at the .05 level. When we set the significance level at .01 for 5249 correlations, about 60 could be found significant erroneously. RESULTS: The POMS was substantially correlated with several difficulties with cognition. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that decrements in cognitive performance are paralleled by decrements in physiological and emotional states. Thus, a person's physical state, attitude, social interactions, expertise, and culture influence what is learned, retained, remembered, and analyzed.
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.titleThe Effects of Stress on Cognitionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149809-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Stress on Cognition</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marriner Tomey, Ann, BS, MS, PHD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nutomey@isugw.indstate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rose M. Fernandes, BS, MS; Douglas Herrmann, BS, MS, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to explore the capabilities of nursing students within a framework proposed in psychology. SAMPLE: Thirty-one senior nursing students participated in the study. They were all Caucasian females. A convenience sample of graduating senior nursing students taking a nursing leadership course was surveyed. INSTRUMENTS: The students answered four questionnaires, a set of psychological testing materials consisting of Profile of Mood States (POMS) to measure emotional state Fundamental Inventory of Cognition (FIC) to measure cognitive functioning Multi-Modal Memory Questionnaire (MMQ) to measure cognitive functioning ISU Stress/Memory Questionnaire (ISUQ) to get information on characteristics of the student nurse's life ANALYSIS: The analysis involved the computation of 5249 correlations. This figure is derived by multiplying the number of questions of each scale with the number of questions of the other scales. Because there were many correlations, it was necessary to adopt a conservative level of significance for each correlation so that the findings overall were not likely to indicate significance by chance. If 100 correlations are computed at the .05 level of significance, five of the correlations will appear significant erroneously. With 5249 correlations overall, over 300 correlations can be expected to be significant by chance at the .05 level. When we set the significance level at .01 for 5249 correlations, about 60 could be found significant erroneously. RESULTS: The POMS was substantially correlated with several difficulties with cognition. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that decrements in cognitive performance are paralleled by decrements in physiological and emotional states. Thus, a person's physical state, attitude, social interactions, expertise, and culture influence what is learned, retained, remembered, and analyzed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:09:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:09:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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