Effect of Coping Strategies Program on Quality of Life among Emergency Clinic Nurses Working at Night Shift

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Effect of Coping Strategies Program on Quality of Life among Emergency Clinic Nurses Working at Night Shift

Keywords

Coping strategies program, Emergency Clinic, quality of life, night shift

How to Cite

Abd Elkader, H., Ramadan, E., & El Refaey, S. (2019). Effect of Coping Strategies Program on Quality of Life among Emergency Clinic Nurses Working at Night Shift. Evidence-Based Nursing Research, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.47104/ebnrojs3.v1i3.59

Abstract

Context: The night shift work can have a negative impact on job performance, sleep, physical and emotional health, social life, family life, and level of job –related stress for nurses.

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of coping strategies program on quality of life among emergency clinic nurses working at night shift.

Methods: A quasi-experimental design was utilized to fulfill the aim of this study. The study conducted at Emergency Clinic affiliated to Benha University Hospital. A convenience sample used to achieve the aim of this study. It includes all nurses (60 nurses) who worked at night shift at Emergency Clinic. Three tools utilized in this study: A Structured interviewing questionnaire to assess a nurses' socio-demographic characteristics, Ways of Coping Scale for measuring coping abilities of nurses, and Quality of life Scale for measuring the quality of life for nurses.

Results: A result reveals that there is a significant difference between the nurses' quality of life and their coping abilities post-program implementation.

Conclusion: This study concluded that coping strategies program was effective, and its results had a drastic improvement in coping abilities and quality of life for nurses working at night shift. The study suggested establishing continuous educational programs for nurses who are working at night shift at Emergency Clinic unit about coping strategies & its effect on their quality of life.

https://doi.org/10.47104/ebnrojs3.v1i3.59

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