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Stress anxiety nursing school

Gülay Manav, Ayse Ferda Ocakcı
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancers are fatal diseases which cause intense stress and traumatic situations for the ones who experience those diseases. This kind of an emotionally hard life may create some hardships for developing self-concept. The aim of the study is to put forth the self-exposure of a school-age child by using plays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six play sessions had been carried out in June-August 2011. As a searching pattern, interpretive case study method was used...
March 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Kathleen C Spadaro, Diane F Hunker
BACKGROUND: Nurses returning to school while working, raising families, and maintaining other roles, can experience stress, mood changes and cognition disturbance that negatively impact their academic success. OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of an online mindfulness meditation intervention with distance nursing students on stress, mood and cognition. DESIGN: A 24 week descriptive study. SETTINGS: An 8 week online intervention was offered to all undergraduate and graduate nursing students, of three nursing programs of a middle-sized university in mid-Atlantic US...
April 2016: Nurse Education Today
Berrak Mizrak, Ayse Ozge Deniz, Ayfer Acikgoz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the anxiety levels of mothers with newborns in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and mothers with healthy newborns in a postpartum care service (PCS). METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in state and medical school hospitals located in Eskisehir and Afyon, Turkey. The first 200 mothers, including mothers with newborns in a PCS (n=100) and mothers with newborns in a NICU (n=100); participants were followed starting March 1, 2014...
September 2015: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Melike Demir, Gulbeyaz Can, Ayhan Kelam, Aydın Aydıner
BACKGROUND: Fatigue, stress and pain are common symptoms among cancer patients, affecting the quality of life. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of distant Reiki on pain, anxiety and fatigue in oncology patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the control group received usual medical and nursing care during their stay. The intervention group received usual care plus five distant Reiki sessions, one each night for 30 min. A face to face interview was performed and patient personal and illness related characteristics were evaluated using the Patient Characteristics form...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Eucebious Lekalakala-Mokgele, Ernestine M Caka
BACKGROUND: The clinical learning environment is a complex social entity that influences student learning outcomes in the clinical setting. Students can experience the clinical learning environment as being both facilitative and obstructive to their learning. The clinical environment may be a source of stress, creating feelings of fear and anxiety which in turn affect the students' responses to learning. Equally, the environment can enhance learning if experienced positively. OBJECTIVES: This study described pupil enrolled nurses' experiences of facilitative and obstructive factors in military and public health clinical learning settings...
2015: Curationis
Ruth Oxley
BACKGROUND: Admission of a child to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) may be one of the most stressful events for parents because the outcome is often uncertain. So how do parents cope, and how can we as nurses help them? AIM: To explore the lived experiences of parents whose children have been admitted to a PICU. METHODS: Using Heidegger's school of interpretative phenomenology, six unstructured interviews were conducted. These were transcribed and analysed following interpretative phenomenological analysis...
May 2015: Nursing Children and Young People
Jung Hee Jeon, Sun Kyung Hwang
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to construct a hypothetical structural model which explains the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in adolescent girls and to test the fitness with collected data. METHODS: The participants were 1,087 adolescent girls from 3 high schools and 5 middle schools in B city. Data were collected from July 3 to October 15, 2012 using self-reported questionnaires and were analyzed using PASW 18.0 and AMOS 16.0 programs. RESULTS: The overall fitness indices of hypothetical model were good (χ² =1555, p<...
December 2014: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Maria Kozlowski-Gibson
BACKGROUND: Often, therapeutic relationships are cross-cultural in nature, which places both nurses and patients at risk for stress, depression, and anxiety. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to describe novice nurses' level of global interdependence identity, as manifested by worldminded attitudes, and identify the strongest predictors of worldminded attitudes. DESIGN: Prospective descriptive with multiple regression study...
January 2015: Nurse Education Today
Jie Lei, Hua Jin, Simei Shen, Zhiling Li, Guixiong Gu
This work aims to evaluate the stressful effects of clinical learning environments on nursing students and to better understand the importance of reducing anxiety. Ninety-two female nursing students were randomly recruited. State Anxiety Inventory (SAI), General Self-Efficacy scale (GSES), Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS), General Maladjustment Scale (GM), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the personal information questionnaire were administered along with an immune-endocrine profile, red blood cells and plasma cortisol...
August 2015: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Mohsen Yazdani, Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Firouz Khaledi
BACKGROUND: Promotion and provision of individuals' health is one of the bases for development in societies. Students' mental health is very important in each society. Students of medical sciences universities, especially nursing students, are under various stresses in clinical environment, in addition to the stress they experience in theoretical education environment. With regard to the importance of nursing students' general health and considering the various existing strategies to promote general health components, use of complementary treatments is more considered because of their better public acceptance, low costs, and fewer complications...
January 2014: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Cathlin Buckingham Poronsky
There is limited information available regarding the transition from registered nurse (RN) to family nurse practitioner (FNP). Several authors described this transition as taking place in 4 stages, and others described it as a 2-phase process. However, there is a lack of consensus about the definition of these stages and phases and at what point they occur for nurses who are making the transition from an RN to an FNP. From what is known, this multistage/2-phase transition is accompanied by feelings of anxiety, stress, role confusion, and emotional turmoil...
November 2013: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Wanda M Chernomas, Carla Shapiro
Admission to a professional program marks the beginning of fulfilling a career goal. However, the rigors of professional education can be demanding. Stress, depression, and anxiety (SDA) can interfere with learning, affect academic performance, and impair clinical practice performance. Studies report a general increase in the severity of and extent of mental health problems among college/university students. The literature regarding nursing students' mental health distress identifies academic and personal sources of stress and coping efforts, with emphasis on the stress and anxiety associated with clinical practice...
2013: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Judith S Young
Research supports the efficacy of the human-animal bond and pet therapy in a variety of settings. At nursing students' request at one school, the author began offering pet therapy prior to examinations. Anecdotal evidence of a study with the author's Golden Retriever, Goldilocks, demonstrates that pet therapy can reduce test anxiety and improve nursing student performance.
October 2012: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Lynn Rew, Connor Principe, Dana Hannah
PROBLEM: Little is known about what produces stress in preadolescents. METHODS: Secondary data analysis using hierarchical linear modeling was performed to determine how stressors and coping changed over time in 1,568 preadolescents (51% Hispanic) in 28 public schools. FINDINGS: Over time, participants experienced most stressors less intensely, but intensity varied by gender. Children in lower grades and girls found that coping strategies used were more effective compared with those in upper grades or boys...
August 2012: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Jung Nam Sohn, Yong-Mi Lee
PURPOSE: This study was done to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy in a victimized community district and to determine if the program is an effective nursing intervention to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder symptom, depression and state anxiety. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group design was used for the study. The participants, 32 elementary school students, were selected from grades 4, 5, 6 and each student was assigned to either the experimental (16) or control (16) group...
February 2012: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Marjorie A Geisz-Everson, Marsha J Bennett, Diane Dodd-McCue, Chuck Biddle
The purpose of this focused ethnography was to describe the shared experiences of student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) whose senior year of education and training was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina, as well as to determine the storm's psychosocial impact on them. A convenience sample of 10 former SRNAs participated in focus groups that were audiorecorded, transcribed, and qualitatively analyzed. Three major themes emerged from the study: Seriousness of Urgency, Managing Uncertainty, and Stability Equaled Relief...
January 2012: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Stefanie Jasper, Michael Stephan, Hani Al-Khalaf, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Peter M Vogt, Ursula Mirastschijski
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was providing descriptive information and the comparative examination of job strain and mental health of nurses and physicians in different intensive care units (ICU). METHODS: The Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire by Siegrist and standardized psychometric questionnaires, like Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Impact of Event Scale, Brief Symptom Inventory, Social Support Questionnaire, and Life Satisfaction Questionnaire were used...
October 2012: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Mohsen Yazdani, Sara Rezaei, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Stress has been defined as a barrier to concentration, problem solving, decision making, and other necessary abilities for students' learning; it also has some symptoms and illnesses in the students such as depression and anxiety. In reviewing stress and its consequences, the methods of coping with stress in the method of response to it would be more important than the nature of stress itself. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effectiveness of stress management training program on depression, anxiety and stress rate of the nursing students...
2010: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Yukiko Okami, Takako Kato, Gyozen Nin, Kiyomi Harada, Wataru Aoi, Sayori Wada, Akane Higashi, Yusuke Okuyama, Susumu Takakuwa, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Motoyori Kanazawa, Shin Fukudo
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder comprising abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, and disordered defecation. The prevalence of IBS is 10-15% in the general population. This study investigated the prevalence of IBS and the relationship between IBS and stress, lifestyle, and dietary habits among nursing and medical school students. METHODS: A blank self-administrated questionnaire was used to survey 2,639 students studying nursing or medicine...
December 2011: Journal of Gastroenterology
Yu-Hsuan Chang, Yu-Tzu Dai
This case report described an experience using therapeutic play in the care of a school-age living donor liver transplant recipient. A first intervention employed playing the patient's favorite game in order to create a therapeutic relationship. The author then introduced therapeutic play elements into the game to observe the patient's personal health behaviors, evaluate patient perception of hospitalization and assess the knowledge of self-care protocols. Therapeutic play was then used to raise patient familiarity with daily care specifics...
June 2011: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
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