A Study of Clinical Environment Stressors in Male and Female Students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Mojtaba Raji 1 , Leila Masoudiyekta 2 , Armin Tajfar 3 , Mostafa Ajaman 3 , Nosrat Bahrami 4 , *

1 B.Sc. in Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran, Iran

3 Medical Student, School of Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran, Iran

4 M.Sc. in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Raji M , Masoudiyekta L , Tajfar A , Ajaman M , Bahrami N. A Study of Clinical Environment Stressors in Male and Female Students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2017 ; 13(6):e60984.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (6); e60984
Published Online: March 31, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 28, 2017
Accepted: November 06, 2016

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Clinical teaching in nursing education is of such importance that it is recognized as the heart of professional nursing education. Therefore, this study aimed to determine clinical environment stressors in male and female students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2015.
Methods: This description-analytical study was conducted on 234 nursing and operation room students who were in their second semester or higher and had passes a minimum of 1 unit of clinical training. The subjects were entered into the study through a census. The data collection tool consisted of a two-part questionnaire including demographic characteristics and the researcher-made Clinical Stressful Factors Questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using descriptive (mean and standard deviation) and inferential (Spearman’s correlation) statistics in SPSS software.
Results: The main stressor in students of both sexes was related to unpleasant feelings and the least prevalent stressor was related to the field of interpersonal communication. The questions that obtained the highest and lowest scores, respectively, were inadequate and incomplete treatment of patients due to poverty, and oral medications administration as an area of clinical practice.
Conclusion: In order to reduce stress and to create conditions necessary for medical students to learn clinical skills, counseling and educational workshops on adaptive coping strategies are recommended for students and lecturers. It is hoped that through these measures the damaging physical and mental effects of stress can be prevented in medical students and their learning can be increased.
 

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Stress Clinical environment Students Male Female

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