stressed that workplace interventions for stress are effective and that work-related stress be addressed on an organizational/management level (Hersch et al., 2016). Research Problem, Purpose, Research Question/Hypotheses The research problem identifies a gap in nursing knowledge regarding the implementation of web-based programs to teach stress management techniques to nurses. The researcher explicitly stated the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of web- based stress management interventions (Hersch et al., 2016). The BREATHE: Stress Management for nurses program was introduced as an alternative to live workshops (Hersch et al., 2016). Live workshops often conflict with workload and schedules of nurses which render them useless.
RESEARCH APPRAISAL 4 The researcher hypothesized that participants who received the web-based training would experience a decrease in symptoms of distress and usage of substances to relieve stress (Hersch et al., 2016). The researcher even further hypothesized that using the web-based training would equip the participants with increased coping strategies, understanding of anxiety, and job satisfaction (Hersch et al., 2016). These hypotheses were clearly stated. The hypothesis also followed from the purpose of the study which is to determine the effectiveness of web-based programs in teaching stress management to nurses (Hersch et al., 2016). Theoretical Framework The theoretical framework was not implicitly stated or clearly presented. The researcher did not include a model to explain the relationship between concepts. However, the framework was inferred from the hypotheses. The most important concepts within the theoretical framework were nurse stress, web-based intervention, coping mechanism, stress management, and job satisfaction (Hersch et al., 2016). The inferred theoretical framework connects web-based technology to Nurse stress, stress management, coping mechanism, and job satisfaction levels. The researcher hypothesized that using web-based programs would increase coping mechanisms and job satisfaction (Hersch et al., 2016). This adds to the body of knowledge in nursing by introducing web-based intervention to address stress levels in nursing. The variables of the study are linked to the inferred theoretical framework because the variables are negative results of or adversely impacted by unaddressed nurse stress. The relationship between the concepts were explained and linked to the hypotheses. Nurse Stress is at the center, Web based intervention addresses nurse stress by teaching stress
RESEARCH APPRAISAL 5 management techniques and coping mechanisms. Thus, causing job satisfaction. The theoretical proposition was stated that “..web-based program provide .. sections on how stress impacts the body; assessing stress and identifying stressors; practical stress management tools addressing changing one's views of stressors, changing one's response to stressors, or changing the stressful situation; promoting effective communication skills; taking time to grieve; and depression and anxiety (Hersch et al., 2016)”. The theoretical proposition is linked to the study’s hypotheses that
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, Hersch