The effects of a mobile stress management protocol on nurses working with cancer patients: A preliminary controlled study

Daniela Villani, Alessandra Grassi, Chiara Cognetta, Pietro Cipresso, Davide Toniolo, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

Oncology nurses face extraordinary stresses that may lead to emotional exhaustion, a feeling of emotional distance from patients and burnout. The presentation describes the preliminary results of a study to test the effects of an innovative 4-week 8-session self-help stress management training for oncology nurses supported by mobile tools (Nokia N70 smarthphone). The sample included 16 female oncology nurses with permanent status employed in different oncology hospitals in Milan, Italy. The study used a between-subjects design, comparing the experimental condition (mobile phone stress management protocol) with a control group (neutral videos through mobile phones). In addition to a significant reduction in anxiety state at the end of each session, the experimental group demonstrated a significant improvement in affective change in terms of anxiety trait reduction and coping skills acquisition at the end of the protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages524-528
Number of pages5
Volume173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2012Feb 11 2012

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period2/9/122/11/12

Keywords

  • Mobile-phones
  • Nurses
  • Oncology
  • Stress-Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Villani, D., Grassi, A., Cognetta, C., Cipresso, P., Toniolo, D., & Riva, G. (2012). The effects of a mobile stress management protocol on nurses working with cancer patients: A preliminary controlled study. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 173, pp. 524-528) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-524