The effect of critical thinking training on nurses� job stress in psychiatric ward

Vaghee, Saeed and Meshkin Yazd, Ali and Asgharipour, Negar and Ebrahimzadeh, Saeed (2014) The effect of critical thinking training on nurses� job stress in psychiatric ward. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 16 (61). pp. 12-21.

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Abstract

Introduction: Psychiatric nurses tolerate high levels of occupational stress; hence, stress management methods should be implemented to prevent this stressâ��s effects on these nurses. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of critical thinking training on the nurses of psychiatric wardsâ�� job stress.  Materials and Methods: This is an experimental study of the pre-post test design or the control group. Sixty nurses and healthcare workers, working at Ibn-e-Sina psychiatric hospital of Mashhad were recruited. They have been randomly assigned into the experimental (n=30) and control (n=30) groups. Karasak job stress was used as the scale for data collection in three stages; before intervention, 1month, and 2month after the intervention. This intervention included two 6 hours sessions of critical thinking training, which were carried out with an interval of one week. Similarly, in control group two 6 hours sessions where held with an interval of one week to teach the terms of psychiatric symptoms to the nurses. Data were analyzed by Ï�2, t-test, ANOVA and Fridman by SPSS-11.5.  Results: The results of this study reveal that the mean score of the job stress in the experimental group in pre-intervention stage (92.1±7.6) has been decreased to 84.8±6.4 one month after intervention, and to 81.5±6.9 in the third stage (two month after the intervention), which is significantly more than the control group (P<0.001). The job stress of the control group increased admirably one month and two month after the intervention stage (P<0.001).  Conclusion: As critical thinking training is an effective method to decrease the job stress, it is suggested that the managers consider it to decrease the nursesâ�� job stress. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WY Nursing
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 16:55
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4171

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