Year : 2020 | Volume
: 9 | Issue : 1 | Page : 292-
Yoga and perceived stress, self-compassion, and quality of life in undergraduate nursing students
Elizabeth Kinchen1, Victoria Loerzel1, Theresia Portoghese2
1 University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL, USA
2 Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, USA
BACKGROUND: Student nurses' experience of stress while enrolled in educational programs is well-documented; however, complementary and alternative therapies to alleviate or prevent nursing program-related stressors are not. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of a yoga intervention on stress, self-compassion, and quality of life in undergraduate nursing students.
METHODS: Seventy-three undergraduate nursing students participated in this two-group, quasi-experimental, repeated-measures, study. Students self-selected participation in a one-hour yoga class, offered each week for 12 weeks, and completed Stress, Self-Compassion, and QOL scales at baseline, week 6, and week 12. Information on intervention participation and yoga practice outside the intervention was also solicited. Descriptive statistics and mixed-model analysis of variance were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences between groups over time on perceived stress or QOL. There were statistically significant differences between groups on self-kindness (F3, 69 = 3.86, P = 0.013).
CONCLUSIONS: Further research on the effects of yoga for stress reduction in nursing students using randomized controlled trials is recommended.
Dr. Elizabeth Kinchen
University of Central Florida, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32826
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Kinchen E, Loerzel V, Portoghese T. Yoga and perceived stress, self-compassion, and quality of life in undergraduate nursing students.J Edu Health Promot 2020;9:292-292
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Kinchen E, Loerzel V, Portoghese T. Yoga and perceived stress, self-compassion, and quality of life in undergraduate nursing students. J Edu Health Promot [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];9:292-292
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