Nursing

Weekly cognitive behavioral intervention reduces nurses’ stress and improves vigor

Nurse Leader Insider, August 3, 2012

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Participating in cognitive behavioral intervention once a week can increases nurses’ sense of coherence and improve their moods, according to a study published in the August issue of Applied Nursing Research. Researchers conducted a small study involving 20 nurses who participated in a 64-hour course conducted in four-hour increments each week, and found significant increases in sense of coherence, vigor, and mood as compared to nurses who did not participate in the course. Perceived stress and fatigue were also significantly reduced.

Researchers matched nurses in the study and the control group by age, education, marital status, and hospital department. Only nurses who participated in the cognitive behavioral course had higher sense of coherence, more vigor, less perceived stress, and less fatigue upon completion of the study, according to researchers.

Source: Physician’s Briefing



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