Psychological Group Intervention to Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Cardiac Intensive Care Nurses
The study will examine the influence of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) short-term group intervention program on the levels of psychological stress and professional exhaustion experienced by the nursing staff in a cardiac department.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||The Contribution of a Short-term Psychological Group Intervention to Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Cardiac Intensive Care Nurses: A Pilot Study|
- Symptoms of psychological stress [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) has been shown to be a valid and reliable instrument to assess occupational stressors among nurses.
- Exhaustion levels [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Nurse's burnout symptoms: The SMBS questionnaire (Shirom-Melamed Burnout), will be used.This questionnaire reflects the participant's exhaustion in their workplace.
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Psychological stress and exhaustion
Twenty four male and female nurses from the cardiac intensive-care unit (CCU) of Meir Hospital, who consent to take part in the offered intervention program, will participate in the study. The participants will be randomly assigned to an experiment group of 12 participants and a control group of 12 participants.
Behavioral: short-term group intervention program
The intervention will include three aspects: Psycho-educational intervention: attending a lecture about stress and exhaustion; Techniques for decreasing stress: experiencing relaxation techniques and guided imagery and a BALINT style group:analyzing actual work cases and cognitive-behavioral focusing for reframing thoughts and making them more adaptive, expressing emotions and training for more appropriate behaviors.
The study includes three weekly sessions, Each session will be 90 minutes in duration.
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|Contact: Morris Mosseri, Professor||972-9-7472587||Morris.Mosseri@clalit.org.il|
|Contact: Noa Vilchinsky, Ph.Dfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Cardiology, Meir Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Kefar Saba, Israel|
|Contact: Morris Mosseri, Professor 972-9-7472587 Morris.Mosseri@clalit.org.il|
|Contact: Noa Vilchinsky, Ph.D 972-3-531-8601 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Morris Mosseri, Professor|
|Principal Investigator:||Morris Mosseri, Professor||Department of Cardiology, Meir Medical Center, Israel|