The Impact of Structured Interventions on the Perceived Stress and Coping Behaviors of Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308604
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Structured Interventions on the Perceived Stress and Coping Behaviors of Nursing Students
Author(s):
Williams, Margaret; Voss, Autumn; Capp, Sheila Jean
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Pi
Author Details:
Margaret Williams, PhD, RN, CNE, mwilliams@brcn.edu; Autumn Voss, MSN; Sheila J. Capp, PhD, MSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stress is a multi-faceted phenomenon with manifestations in the physiological, psychological, socio-behavioral, and spiritual domains. Faculty identified an increasing number of students whose stress levels seemed to be interfering with their academic and clinical performance.  

Purpose: A structured stress management course was designed to help students develop an increased repertoire of coping skills to manage the current demands in their lives and to transfer these skills to the workplace after graduation.  

Research Question: The major research question was: What is the impact of structured interventions on the perceived stress and coping behaviors of nursing students?

Theoretical Framework: Multiple frameworks guided the course and research study. The Whole Person Curriculum Framework, unique to this college guided the course. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Lazarus’s Transactional Stress Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Planned Behavior guided the interventions and evaluation.

Population:  Nursing students enrolled in the elective stress management course, at a small Midwest college served as the population for the study. Sample size was 19, the majority were female (N=18), ages 18-22 (N=15, 83.3%) and juniors in the program. 

Research Design and Methodology: A pre-experimental design of one group pre-test post-test with reflective qualitative questions included in the pre-test and post-test. Four surveys were used: a demographic questionnaire, Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)18, and Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS).

Results: The impact of structured interventions on the perceived stress and coping behaviors will be described. Descriptions of symptom (BSI) scores, burnout scores (MBI) and Mindfulness (MAAS) at baseline and post test will be discussed. Differences in group means based on age group differences will be shared. The following themes will be discussed: The role of self- awareness, intentional use of stress management techniques, especially breathing, self- care strategies, and gathering and connecting to try new things.

Keywords:
stress management; coping; nursing students
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Structured Interventions on the Perceived Stress and Coping Behaviors of Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Margareten_GB
dc.contributor.authorVoss, Autumnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCapp, Sheila Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsMargaret Williams, PhD, RN, CNE, mwilliams@brcn.edu; Autumn Voss, MSN; Sheila J. Capp, PhD, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308604-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Stress is a multi-faceted phenomenon with manifestations in the physiological, psychological, socio-behavioral, and spiritual domains. Faculty identified an increasing number of students whose stress levels seemed to be interfering with their academic and clinical performance.   <p><b>Purpose</b><b>: </b>A structured stress management course was designed to help students develop an increased repertoire of coping skills to manage the current demands in their lives and to transfer these skills to the workplace after graduation.   <p><b>Research Question: </b>The major research question was: What is the impact of structured interventions on the perceived stress and coping behaviors of nursing students? <p><b>Theoretical Framework: </b>Multiple frameworks guided the course and research study. The Whole Person Curriculum Framework, unique to this college guided the course. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, Lazarus’s Transactional Stress Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Planned Behavior guided the interventions and evaluation. <p><b>Population: </b> Nursing students enrolled in the elective stress management course, at a small Midwest college served as the population for the study. Sample size was 19, the majority were female (N=18), ages 18-22 (N=15, 83.3%) and juniors in the program.  <p><b>Research Design and Methodology: </b>A pre-experimental design of one group pre-test post-test with reflective qualitative questions included in the pre-test and post-test. Four surveys were used: a demographic questionnaire, Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)18<b>, </b>and Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS). <p><b>Results: </b>The impact of structured interventions on the perceived stress and coping behaviors will be described. Descriptions of symptom (BSI) scores, burnout scores (MBI) and Mindfulness (MAAS) at baseline and post test will be discussed. Differences in group means based on age group differences will be shared. The following themes will be discussed: The role of self- awareness, intentional use of stress management techniques, especially breathing, self- care strategies, and gathering and connecting to try new things.en_GB
dc.subjectstress managementen_GB
dc.subjectcopingen_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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