Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Graduate Student in Health Education and Promotion, Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education and Health, Promotion School of Medical Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and Promotion AND Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology AND Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

5 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology AND Children's Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran


Background & Objective: The phenomenon of occupational stress is an inevitable part of professional life that has negative effects on different areas of life The purpose of this research was to identify the effects of PRECEDE modelbased training on reduction of nurses occupational stress Methods: The present study was a quasiexperimental study on nurses First subjects with a medium to high stress level were chosen Then the nurses of Iran and KhatamOlAnbia hospitals Tehran Iran were randomly assigned as intervention (n = 40) and control (n = 41) groups Data gathering tools included the Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) to determine nurses occupational stress and PRECEDE Model Structures Questionnaire to provide educational intervention Training was carried out in two 4hour sessions in two consecutive days Subjects were monitored for 3 months Statistical analysis was performed before and 1 month and 3 months after training using SPSS software Descriptive statistical tests independent ttest repeated measures oneway ANOVA and Pearson correlation were used Results: Mean NSS score of the intervention group reduced from 11280 ± 1746 to 9315 ± 2879 after the training Moreover after training the variables of reinforcement enabler and manner showed a significant increase in the intervention group compared to the control group (P < 005) Conclusion: Results showed that the PRECEDE model for stress management education was effective in the reduction of nurses stress level


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