Dr. Diana Lobo
Abstract: Aim: To assess the factors associated with stress and stress symptoms among B. Sc. nursing students. Objective: To identify the level of stress, stress symptoms and factors associated with stress among B. Sc. nursing students. Methodology: Study design: descriptive survey design Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted in selected nursing colleges in Mangaluru offering options in B. Sc. Nursing between Data was collected from 01/11/2017 to 30/07/2018. Sample: Stratified non proportionate random sampling technique was used to select 120 B.Sc. Nursing students studying in 2ndyear, 3rdyear and 4th year at selected colleges. Results: Majority of students had high stress whereas least of them had low stress. Based on the rank the most common type of stressor identified by the students was ‘stress from taking care of patients’ (9.4±0.016) ‘stress from clinical environment’ (4.65±0.25) was the least reported type of stressor. Highest percentage of the students had poor health status and least percentage of the students had best health status. Based on the rank the most common type of symptom experienced by the students was ‘emotional symptoms’ (7.68±0.07) ; meanwhile ‘physical symptoms’ (5.54±0.035) was the least reported type of symptom. Conclusion: Adolescent is the period of experiment and during this period of development they are accomplished by major physical and emotional changes, that changes their relationship and pattern of interaction with others. The nation expects many things from the young generation for the development. Hence it is essential that health development of adolescents need to be carried out in positive manner.
Keywords: stress, stress symptoms, nursing students