A cross-sectional study on Quality of life and stress among nursing students in Central Karnataka.
Keywords:Quality of Life, Stress, Coping strategy, nursing students.
Introduction: Various studies have shown higher levels of stress and lower quality of life (QoL) among healthcare
students compared to others. This study was done to assess the quality of life and perceived stress levels among nursing
students and correlation between them. The symptoms in case of stress and coping strategy for stress were also studied.
Methodology: All students studying in a nursing college in Central Karnataka were interviewed. WHO Qualtiy of Life-
Bref (WHOQOL-BREF) scale and Perceived Stress scale (PSS-10) were used to assess the Quality of life and perceived
stress levels respectively.
Results: 175 students participated. Psychological domain and environment domain scores (55.6 and 53.8 respectively)
were lower. Significant negative correlation was observed between all the domains of Quality of life and Stress scores.
Majority (81.7%) of nursing students were under moderate stress.
Conclusion: Efforts should be made to improve the Quality of life of nursing students. Effect of various better coping
methods for stress should be researched and taught to them.
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