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Vol 19, No 1 (2022)
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The effect of resilience training on the occupational stress of nurses in the emergency department

Meysam Arbuzia12, Mozhgan Rahnama3, Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad3, Somayeh Soltani Nejad21, Ahmadali Amirifar2, Mahin Naderifar4
Psychiatria 2022;19(1):18-23.


Introduction: Due to their professional nature, nurses face many stressful situations, which affect their job performance. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effect of resilience training on occupational stress of nurses. Material and methods: The present study is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test groups, during which 60 nurses working in emergency department were studied in two (intervention and control) groups of 30 people. Thus, the intervention group received eight 30-minute sessions of resilience training over a period of two months, and no intervention was performed in the control group during this period. Occupational stress was assessed in both groups before the intervention and 1 month after the end of the intervention by the Gray-Toft & Anderson Nursing Stress Scale. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS version 22, descriptive statistical indicators, and RM-ANOVA statistical test. Results: Based on the results, the level of occupational stress had a decrease in both intervention and control groups after the intervention, but this difference was not statistically significant (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The results of this study show that resilience training can be used in the field of nursing occupational stress, but it is recommended that in subsequent studies, confounding variables be moderated or controlled as much as possible.

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