The comparative study of first and final year nursing students on depression, anxiety and stress towards death and dying / Norasmani Aluwi, Nurain Shahira Mukhtar and Rosmira Hafizah Sulong

Aluwi, Norasmani and Mukhtar, Nurain Shahira and Sulong, Rosmira Hafizah (2015) The comparative study of first and final year nursing students on depression, anxiety and stress towards death and dying / Norasmani Aluwi, Nurain Shahira Mukhtar and Rosmira Hafizah Sulong. Student Project. Faculty of Health Sciences, Puncak Alam, Selangor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Everyone will face death and dying, whether their own family members or other people. However, nursing students are more exposed to encounter death and dying during their practice session. This experience will produce negative emotional state such depression, anxiety and stress on the individual. Therefore, the aims of this study is to determine depression, anxiety and stress between first and final year nursing students towards death and dying and to compare the first and final year nursing students' depression, anxiety and stress with demographics. METHODS: A universal sampling of first and final year nursing students UiTM Puncak Alam were approached and recruited to answer the questionnaire. There were 89 respondents who completed the demographic questionnaire and negative emotional states: depression, anxiety and stress. RESULTS: Results showed significant difference between first and final year nursing students on the level of depression p=0.013, anxiety p=0.002 and stress p=0.008. The significant differences were between levels of depression, anxiety and stress with age (p< 0.001). Gender was found to be significantly different with anxiety level of final year nursing students (p=0.02). . CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, level of depression, anxiety and stress of first year nursing students were higher as compared to final year nursing students. Furthermore, there was a significant difference between first and final year nursing students on depression, anxiety and stress with age. Findings also revealed there was a significant difference gender with level of depression while final year students with level of anxiety. Therefore, it is important to understand the experience of nursing students facing death and dying because the quality of nursing care can be affected when student nurses experiences depression, anxiety and stress. The findings of this research can be used to develop recommendations for nursing student improvement in their ability to face death and dying.

Item Type: Monograph (Student Project)
Creators:
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Aluwi, NorasmaniUNSPECIFIED
Mukhtar, Nurain ShahiraUNSPECIFIED
Sulong, Rosmira HafizahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Medical personnel and the public. Physician and the public
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences (B)
Item ID: 23834
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Death and dying
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 07:56
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 2
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/23834

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