Stress and impairment among nursing students

Authors

  • Mary R. Haack

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    • Division of Biometry and Epidemiology, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14C-26, Rockville, MD 20857
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    • Mary R. Haack, PhD, is a Visiting Fellow, Division of Biometry and Epidemiology, at the Nation Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Rockville, MD.


Abstract

This exploration of stress-related disorders among nursing students employed a longitudinal cohort design over a period of two academic years. High depressive symptoms were reported by 55% of the sample. A majority of students experienced an increase in burnout symptoms and an increase in frequency of alcohol use during their educational years. These behaviors were related to a lack of social support and external attribution style.

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