Exploring the Relationship between Stress Coping Strategies and Personal Professional Characteristics among Nurses in Intensive Care Units of the Regional Government Hospital in Northern Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154952
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Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Relationship between Stress Coping Strategies and Personal Professional Characteristics among Nurses in Intensive Care Units of the Regional Government Hospital in Northern Taiwan
Abstract:
Exploring the Relationship between Stress Coping Strategies and Personal Professional Characteristics among Nurses in Intensive Care Units of the Regional Government Hospital in Northern Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Lee, Shu-Fen, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare & Management, Taipei, Taiwan
Title:Instructor
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this study are to investigate how nurses in ICU cope with stress and explore the relationship between personal professional characteristics  and coping strategies. Methods: Sample of the study contains 71 ICU nurses who were drawn from three units and were requested to complete a standardized questionnaire, as Coping Strategy Scale (CSS) examining Coping Strategy. Statistical analysis of the quantitative data is conducted by using a statistical package of for the Social Sciences (SPSS) with a version 12.0. Results:  Result shows that most frequent coping strategies were seeking advice, examining self and exhausting all possible avenues, indeed positive emotion-focused coping was highlighted among five types, followed by problem-orientation, ability enhancement, change of perspective and negative emotion-focused coping. Therefore nursing education background related to positive emotion-focused coping (sig=.007), ICU training program to be highly significant (sig=.019) for ability enhancement and less significant (sig=.060) for problem orientation. Conclusion: The results provide some evidences and supports to that suggest personal professional characteristics have a different significance to coping strategies. Also, there is a significant relationship between personal professional characteristics and five coping strategies. Finally, recommendations are made regarding nursing administrators and managers could put efforts on improving the ICU environment, which in turn decreases in work-related stress among nurse, hence, quality of care thus gets improved afterwards.
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.titleExploring the Relationship between Stress Coping Strategies and Personal Professional Characteristics among Nurses in Intensive Care Units of the Regional Government Hospital in Northern Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154952-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring the Relationship between Stress Coping Strategies and Personal Professional Characteristics among Nurses in Intensive Care Units of the Regional Government Hospital in Northern Taiwan</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">Lee, Shu-Fen, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare &amp; Management, Taipei, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">erica@ctcn.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purposes of this study are&nbsp;to investigate how nurses in ICU cope with stress and&nbsp;explore the relationship between personal professional characteristics&nbsp; and coping strategies. Methods: Sample of the study contains 71 ICU nurses who were drawn from three units and were requested to complete a standardized questionnaire, as Coping Strategy Scale (CSS) examining Coping Strategy. Statistical analysis of the quantitative data is conducted by using a statistical package of for the Social Sciences (SPSS) with a version 12.0. Results: &nbsp;Result shows that most frequent coping strategies were seeking advice, examining self and exhausting all possible avenues, indeed positive emotion-focused coping was highlighted among five types, followed by problem-orientation, ability enhancement, change of perspective and negative emotion-focused coping. Therefore nursing education background related to positive emotion-focused coping (sig=.007), ICU training program to be highly significant (sig=.019) for ability enhancement and less significant (sig=.060) for problem orientation. Conclusion: The results provide some evidences and supports to that suggest personal professional characteristics have a different significance to coping strategies. Also, there is a significant relationship between personal professional characteristics and five coping strategies. Finally, recommendations are made regarding nursing administrators and managers could put efforts on improving the ICU environment, which in turn decreases in work-related stress among nurse, hence, quality of care thus gets improved afterwards.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:24:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:24:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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