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J Holist Nurs. 2018 Jun;36(2):159-169. doi: 10.1177/0898010117704325. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Evaluation of a Web-Based Holistic Stress Reduction Pilot Program Among Nurse-Midwives.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Work-related stress among midwives results in secondary traumatic stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, and job attrition. The purpose of this pilot project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic, web-based program using holistic modalities for stress reduction and improved coping among certified nurse-midwives.

DESIGN AND METHOD:

A convenience sample of 10 midwives participated in a web-based holistic stress reduction intervention using yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and meditation for four days each week over 4 weeks. Participants completed pre- and postintervention questionnaires (Perceived Stress Scale [PSS] and the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale [CSES]) for evaluation of effectiveness.

FINDINGS:

The PSS means showed improvement in midwives' stress (16.4-12.3). The CSES means showed improvement in coping (174.8-214.5). Improvement was shown in each subscale of the CSES ("uses problem-focused coping": 19.2%; "stops unpleasant thoughts and emotions": 20.3%; and "gets support from family and friends": 16.6%).

CONCLUSION:

Findings suggest the potential for stress reduction and improved coping skills after using holistic techniques in a web-based format within a cohort of nurse-midwives. Further research of web-based, holistic intervention for stress reduction among midwives is warranted.

KEYWORDS:

common themes; group/population; healing modalities; meditation/mindfulness; midwives; nurses (advanced practice); stress and coping; yoga

PMID:
29172933
DOI:
10.1177/0898010117704325
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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