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Comparison of Stressful Factors in Nursing and Midwifery Students of Islamic Azad University Astara Unit
F Asgari *, H Mahjoob Moadab
, asgari_f@gums.ac.ir
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  Introduction: Nursing and Midwifery Education is a complex process that was affected by many factors and variables. By considering that Nursing and Midwifery students experience different and numerous sources of stress and most of them due to their work environment therefore recognizing all sources of stress in order to reducing and preventing the complications is very important. This study was carried out to compare sources of stress between midwifery and nursing students of , Islamic Azad University Astara Unit.

  Methods: In this descriptive – analytic study all nursing and midwifery students of Islamic Azad University Astara Unit Entranced in 1383 were selected by census method . D ata were collected by using a questionnaire consisted of two parts including is demographic characteristics and sources of stress in three domains, educational environment, clinical environment and social-personal problems . Its content validity and reliability have been confirmed by test-retest.(r = 0.85) Data were analysed by SPSS software (ver.13), descriptive and inferential statistical methods.

  Results: The results showed some stressful factors such as: inadequate proficiency after graduation , unpromising profession in the future, lack of coordination between education and practice, and employment have been suggested by nursing and midwifery students. Also, there is significant differences between some sources of stress and study programs .( for e.g: lack of specific professional roles during education in study areas in approporiate interactions with treatment team in clinical area, and lack of self -confidence in personal social areas)

  Conclusion: Results indicated students confronted with numerous stressful factors such as unpromising future about employment , lack of coordination between education and clinical practic e, This case requires special attention of collage authorities and it is recommended to improve the system, focusing on consulting based on management, teachers and family interaction.

Keywords: stressors, students, nursing, midwifery
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Asgari F, Mahjoob Moadab H. Comparison of Stressful Factors in Nursing and Midwifery Students of Islamic Azad University Astara Unit. RME. 2010; 2 (2) :10-17
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Volume 2, Issue 2 (2010) Back to browse issues page
پژوهش در آموزش علوم پزشکی Research in Medical Education