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Emotional regulation training for intensive and critical care nurses


Kharatzadeh, H and Alavi, M and Mohammadi, A and Visentin, D and Cleary, M, Emotional regulation training for intensive and critical care nurses, Nursing and Health Sciences, 22 pp. 445- 453. ISSN 1441-0745 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/nhs.12679


Professional quality of life is related to psychological well-being for nurses with implications for quality patient care. This study evaluated the effectiveness of emotional regulation training on depression, anxiety and stress, and professional quality of life for intensive and critical care nurses. In this experimental comparison trial, 60 intensive and critical care nurses were randomly assigned to treatment and wait-list control groups. The treatment group received six sessions of emotional regulation training, while the wait-list control group received no treatment. Outcome measures were: the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire; the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale; and the Professional Quality of Life Scale in a pre-post design. The treatment group demonstrated greater improvements in burnout and compassion satisfaction compared with the wait-list control group. No significant reduction in compassion fatigue was found compared with controls. Some cognitive coping strategies improved in the treatment group compared with controls, with greater reductions in depression, anxiety, and stress. This study indicates the benefits of implementing emotional regulation training programs to improve psychological well-being and professional quality of life for intensive and critical care nurses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:burnout, cognitive coping, compassion satisfaction, emotion regulation, intensive and critical care nurses, Iran
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing workforce
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:136997
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2020-01-28
Last Modified:2021-03-16

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