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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153116
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Helping Nursing Students Cope with Stress
Abstract:
Helping Nursing Students Cope with Stress
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Coimbra Nursing School
Title:Coordinator Professor
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Since nursing is a potentially stress-producing occupation (Mendes, 1995, Van den Tooren, 2008), it is important to help students improve their resources and strategies for coping with stress (Adejumo e Brysiewicz, 1998, Mendes, 2002). This study aims to analyse the characteristics of the students who voluntarily enrolled in a training course to develop strategies for coping with stress and the results of joining this programme. Methods: quantitative, descriptive study, and multiple measures. An optional curricular unit (strategies for coping with stress) was offered to 28 students enrolled in the 5th semester of the Nursing Degree Course. The unit addressed this theme in a multimodal approach (Lazarus, 1989; 1991) in 9 sessions over a three-month period.   The variables "vulnerability to stress" (measured using the 23 QVS, Vaz-Serra, 2000), "coping" (IRP, Vaz-Serra, 1988) and "locus of control" (IPC, Levenson, 1972) are measured on the 1st day and on the last day of the programme and the results are then compared. Results: Initial evaluation: The variables under analysis have a normal distribution (K-S test p>0.05). Taking into account the cut-point suggested by the author, 5 students vulnerable to stress were identified (23QVS equal to or greater than 43). There was a negative and statistically significant correlation between coping strategies and stress vulnerability (r = -0.535; p = 0.003) and a positive and statistically significant correlation between vulnerability and random external locus of control (r = 0.483; p = 0.009).Conclusion: Although the final results of the programme will only be available in March, we may already conclude that stress vulnerability is related to coping and externality and, therefore, these dimensions should be included in the training programmes on coping with stress.
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.titleHelping Nursing Students Cope with Stressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153116-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Helping Nursing Students Cope with Stress</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">Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Coimbra Nursing School</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amendes@esenfc.pt</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Since nursing is a potentially stress-producing occupation (Mendes, 1995, Van den Tooren, 2008), it is important to help students improve their resources and strategies for coping with stress (Adejumo e Brysiewicz, 1998, Mendes, 2002). This study aims to analyse the characteristics of the students who voluntarily enrolled in a training course to develop strategies for coping with stress and the results of joining this programme. Methods: quantitative, descriptive study, and multiple measures. An optional curricular unit (strategies for coping with stress) was offered to 28 students enrolled in the 5th semester of the Nursing Degree Course. The unit addressed this theme in a multimodal approach (Lazarus, 1989; 1991) in 9 sessions over a three-month period. &nbsp;&nbsp;The variables &quot;vulnerability to stress&quot; (measured using the 23 QVS, Vaz-Serra, 2000), &quot;coping&quot; (IRP, Vaz-Serra, 1988)&nbsp;and &quot;locus of control&quot; (IPC, Levenson, 1972) are measured on the 1st day and on the last day of the programme and the results are then compared. Results: Initial evaluation: The variables under analysis have a normal distribution (K-S test p&gt;0.05). Taking into account the cut-point suggested by the author, 5 students vulnerable to stress were identified (23QVS equal to or greater than 43). There was a negative and statistically significant correlation between coping strategies and stress vulnerability (r = -0.535; p = 0.003) and a positive and statistically significant correlation between vulnerability and random external locus of control (r = 0.483; p = 0.009).Conclusion: Although the final results of the programme will only be available in March, we may already conclude that stress vulnerability is related to coping and externality and, therefore, these dimensions should be included in the training programmes on coping with stress.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:03:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:03:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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