The Effects of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program combined with Meditation on Stress among the Third Year Nursing Students Studying in Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric Nursing Subject (Course) at Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University

Authors

  • Unticha Saiboonsri Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University
  • Siriporn Nantasenee Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University
  • Ariya Deeprasert Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University

Keywords:

stress, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation technique SKT I

Abstract

Introduction: The optimal strategies of stress management among nursing students will improve their mental health as well as enhance adaptive skills to promote happiness related to learning and living.

Research objectives: To examine the effects of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program combined with Meditation on stress among the third year nursing students studying in Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric nursing subject (course) at Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University.

Research methodology: This study employed a one-group pretest–posttest quasi-experimental design.  Sample was the third-year nursing students, Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University on second-Semester of Academic Year 2019. A simple random sampling method was used to recruit 42 nursing students who enrolled in Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric nursing subject (course) into the study. Two experimental tools were used as the following. The first was a group therapy program based on the concepts of cognitive behavioral modification and meditation therapy. This consisted of 6 treatment sessions. The second was Stress Assessment Form of Suan-Prung Hospital (SPST-20). Data were collected over 20 weeks. Personal data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. In the experimental group, differences in stress scores at baseline and follow-up were analyzed using paired sample t-test.

Results: At follow-up, average stress score before admission to the cognitive behavioral program with immediate meditation therapy for nursing was 57.06±13.36. An average stress score after entering program immediately was 53.44±12.80. And after third month of the program, average stress score was 40.60±11.45. Comparing the differences of stress scores among the participants, the results showed that the average stress scores at 3 month follow-up were statistically significant lower than at baseline (p< .05).

Conclusions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program combined with Meditation   decreases stress among the third year nursing students studying in Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric nursing subject (course).

Implications: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program combined with Meditation is a suitable method to manage stress and can be applied to other courses.

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Published

2022-08-01

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Saiboonsri U, Nantasenee S, Deeprasert A. The Effects of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program combined with Meditation on Stress among the Third Year Nursing Students Studying in Mental Health Promotion and Psychiatric Nursing Subject (Course) at Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit University. JHNR [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 1 [cited 2023 Jan. 28];38(2):281-92. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/247717

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