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Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Small and Medium Sized Hospital Nurses
Korean J Stress Res 2019;27:455-463
Published online December 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Han Ju Bea1 , Young Eun2

1School of Nursing, Yeungnam University College, Daegu, 2College of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Eun
College of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, 15 Jinju-daero, 816beon-gil, Jinju 52727, Korea
Tel: +82-55-772-8233
Fax: +82-55-772-8222
E-mail: yyoeun@gnu.ac.kr
Received October 26, 2019; Revised December 23, 2019; Accepted December 24, 2019.
Articles published in stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on Stress response, self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and burnout among nurses.
Methods: The study was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design, with 34 participants (experimental group: 17, control group: 17). The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program for Small and Medium Sized Hospital Nurses for this study was conducted in pre-class, in-class, and post-class stages for a total of 8 weeks Data were analyzed with an independent t-test and repeated measures ANOVA.
Results: The experimental group showed significant improvement in stress response (F=3.37, p=.041), burnout (F=3.38, p=.040), emotional intelligence (F=5.10, p=.009) and self-efficacy (F=3.51, p=.049).
Conclusions: The results of this study show that MBSR program is an effective stress management method for small and medium Sized Hospital Nurses. Therefore, the MBSR program is recommended to nurses and health care providers for stress management.
Keywords : MBSR, Stress response, Serum cortisol, Burnout, Emotional intelligence, Self-efficacy


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