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Reliability and Repeatability of the Instrument for the Assessment of Stress in Nursing Students (ASNS)

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida de Atenas, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Medicina 2019, 55(10), 634; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55100634
Received: 7 September 2019 / Revised: 20 September 2019 / Accepted: 20 September 2019 / Published: 24 September 2019
Background and objectives: Stress in nursing students is a very common experience, especially when they face clinical practice. The aims of this study were to perform a transcultural adaptation and to examine the reliability and repeatability of the Instrument for the Assessment of Stress in Nursing Students for a Spanish population. Methods: A test–retest analysis was carried out in two face-to-face sessions with the students with a lapse of 10 days between the two sessions. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out between the months of May and June 2018. Sixty-four nursing students were recruited with a consecutive sampling method that targeted individuals in the freshman class. Results: A good internal consistency was shown for the total score (α = 0.8861) and for each of the six domains. The test–retest reliability, using the Wilcoxon paired test, was not significant, indicating no differences between the total scores or the domain scores (p ≥ 0.05). Finally, Bland and Altman plots of visual distributions did not show differences between the total scores and the domain scores. Conclusion: The Instrument for the Assessment of Stress in Nursing Students was shown to be a reliable tool for measuring stress factors among Spanish nursing students. View Full-Text
Keywords: stress; nursing students; questionnaire stress; nursing students; questionnaire
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Losa-Iglesias, M.E.; Jiménez-Fernández, R.; Alameda-Cuesta, A.; Cid-Exposito, M.G.; Rodriguez-Vazquez, R.; Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, R. Reliability and Repeatability of the Instrument for the Assessment of Stress in Nursing Students (ASNS). Medicina 2019, 55, 634.

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