Stress in nursing students: Study on sociodemographic and academic vulnerabilities

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Objective: To analyze the association between the presence of stress in nursing students and sociodemographic and academic vulnerabilities. Methods: Analytical research conducted with 455 nursing students, whose data were obtained by means of a questionnaire to identify sociodemographic and academic vulnerabilities, and by the Lipp's Stress Symptoms Inventory. The association between variables was tested by Pearson's chi-square (p <0.05), the strength of this association by odds ratio, and logistic regression (backward method) was used to fit the model. Results: Among all students, 64%presented stress with the following associated factors: sex (p <0.010), age group (p <0.029), marital status (p <0.001), children (p <0.001), occupational status (p <0.001), cost of education (p <0.009) and current study period (p <0.001). In the final model these factors remained: sex, marital status and current study period. Conclusion: Women, students with partners, and those in the senior year of college were more likely to present stress.




Cestari, V. R. F., Barbosa, I. V., Florêncio, R. S., De Paula Pessoa, V. L. M., & Moreira, T. M. M. (2017). Stress in nursing students: Study on sociodemographic and academic vulnerabilities. ACTA Paulista de Enfermagem, 30(2), 190–196.

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