Author(s): Amol Bhagwat Kanade, Shravan Raut


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00047.5   

Address: Amol Bhagwat Kanade1, Shravan Raut2
1Clinical Instructor, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, D.E. Society’s Smt. Subhadra K. Jindal College of Nursing, Fergusson College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Final Year Basic BSc. Nursing Student, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, D.E. Society’s Smt. Subhadra K. Jindal College of Nursing, Fergusson College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2020

Background: National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) conducted a study on the growing number of suicides in India among school and college-going students. The study revealed that about 11 percent of college students and about 7 to 8 percent of high school students have attempted suicide. The survey comprised 1,500 school and college students. In an earlier study, it was found that 20 percent of the children had subclinical depression (meaning they are almost depressed) and about 30 percent had mild to moderate depression. Here, about 800 students took part in the survey. A couple of years ago, it was reported that depression and stress were taking a toll on the students in the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). An IIT Council meet was also held in Delhi to look at the rising number of suicides among the students. Recently stress during medical training is increasingly being reported in published literature. Previous studies have shown fairly high level of distress, such as symptoms of depression and even suicide thought among medical undergraduates. The potential negative effects of emotional distress on medical students include impairment of functioning in classroom performance and clinical practices, stress include disorders and deteriorating performance. Perceived medical stress has also been linked to current mental distress and to forthcoming health problems. However, there is very little information about the effect of stress on academic performance during medical training. In addition to stress the student’s social emotional and physical as well as family problems may influence their learning ability and academic performance. Higher level of stress may have a negative impact on the students learning ability. Excessive stress may result in mental and physical problems and May diminished a student’s a sense of worth and might affect his or her academic achievement. Earlier studies have classified stressors into three main categories: Academic pressures, social issues, financial problems. Studies from developing countries like Thailand, India, Malaysia and even Pakistan have reported stress among medical students and have also underscored the role of academic as potential stressors. But these studies either did not use the perceived stress scale or did not study the correlation between stress and academic performance. Studies have reported that academic constraints and also factors like age, gender, ethnicity and marital status may also influence student’s severity of stress and hence academic performance. In recent years there is a growing appreciation of the stresses involved in nursing training. It is important for nursing educators to know the prevalence of psychological distress and psychological wellbeing among nursing students. The present study aimed to access perceived stress in the undergraduate students studying in a nursing college located in North India. Subjects and Methods: Setting: The study was conducted at selected colleges of the Pune city. The study sample comprised 100 nursing students who failed in the University Examination, Likert scale was used to assess the mental stress and coping strategies used by the nursing students. Results: Majority 85% of nursing students had Moderate mental stress (56-88), 12.5% of them had severe mental stress score (88-120) Conclusion: It is clear from the results of this study that student nurses are exposed to moderate amount of stress. Effectively managing stress is a priority for failure student nurses. There are unique interpersonal and environmental stressors for student nurses. Stressors specific to nursing college students can be addressed by educational administrators. Recommendation: The study recommended continuous education provided for all nursing personal working and make nurses updated of new knowledge and technology. Implementation of assertiveness training program for nurses and undergraduate nursing students.

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Amol Bhagwat Kanade, Shravan Raut. A study to assess the Mental stress among Nursing Student who failed in university examination and coping strategies utilized by them in selected colleges of Pune city. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2020; 8(3):197-203. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00047.5

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