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A survey of student nurses' attitudes toward help seeking for stress

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A survey of student nurses' attitudes toward help seeking for stress. / Galbraith, Niall D.; Brown, Katherine E.; Clifton, Elizabeth.

In: Nursing Forum, Vol. 49, No. 3, 06.08.2014, p. 171-181.

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Galbraith, Niall D. ; Brown, Katherine E. ; Clifton, Elizabeth. / A survey of student nurses' attitudes toward help seeking for stress. In: Nursing Forum. 2014 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 171-181.

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abstract = "Background: Globally, stress in student nurses may have serious implications for health, absenteeism, and attrition. Despite this, there is scant research on student nurses' attitudes toward help seeking. Objectives: To examine student nurses' attitudes toward stress and help-seeking. Design Methods and Statistical Analysis: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey design was employed to gather data from 219 student nurses at two large U.K. universities. Two-sample chi-square tests and Fisher's exact tests were used to analyze categorical associations between responses. Results: Most had experienced stress before, believed the incidence within the profession was high, and would disclose their own stress to family/friends rather than to colleagues or professional institutions. The most popular outpatient treatment choice was social support; few would choose formal advice. The most common factor influencing inpatient treatment choice was confidentiality; for many, this factor would also lead them to seek distant rather than local inpatient care. Encouragingly, most would not lose confidence in a stressed colleague. Conclusions: Negative attitudes toward stress and help seeking may be entrenched even before training and may have a marked influence on how/whether students seek help. Nurse employers and educators should foster more supportive and accepting attitudes toward stress in order to tackle its unwanted consequences. Galbraith Brown Clifton",
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