Outcome of Accelerated Recovery Programme on Occupational Stress among Nurses
Introduction: Among all the health care professions, Nursing is very stressful. Many studies identified that nurses suffer from moderate to high stress from the workplace. The objective of the study was to measure the outcome of the Accelerated Recovery programme in reducing occupational stress among Nurses.
Materials and Method: Quantitative research approach with Pretest posttest control group design was adopted to conduct a study among 120 nurses in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore. By random allocation, nurses were assigned into study group (SG=60) and control group (CG=60).Index of Clinical Stress was used to gather data. For nurses in the study group, Accelerated Recovery programme with routine activities was executed and nurses in the control group underwent routine activities for five weeks. Posttest was conducted I (5th week), II (3rd month), III (6th month), IV (9th month), and V (12th month).Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics like mean (M) and standard deviation (SD) inferential statistics like Wilcoxon signed-rank test, Mann Whitney U test and repeated measure ANOVA.
Results: Repeated measures of the clinical stress over a period of time within [(SG: F= 597.142, p < .001), (CG: F= 0.558, p< .05)] and between (F= 159.345) the study and control groups showed statistical significance at p< 0.001. It is evident that the level of clinical stress has decreased significantly in the study group than the control group.
Conclusion: The results have confirmed that ARP is effective in decreasing the occupational stress among nurses. Building resilience is essential to enhance both personal and professional wellbeing.
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