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.

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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. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0194201700029

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