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A Study to Assess the Perceived Stress during COVID 19 Pandemic Lockdown among B.Sc Nursing Students from a Nursing College in Madurai

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 476-478

Keywords : Nursing students; COVID-19; pandemic;

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This present study was undertaken to assess the perceived stress during COVID 19 pandemic lock down among B.Sc Nursing students from a Nursing college at Madurai. The samples were collected through convenience sampling technique. The sample size was 60. The tool used for data collection was Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) developed by Cohen, Kamarck and Mermelstein. The scale assesses the degree to which situations in one's life are appraised as stressful The findings of the study revealed the level of Perceived Stress among B.Sc Nursing students in which 16(26.6%) had low Stress, 16(26.6%) had moderate Stress and 28 (46.6%) had severe stress and there was no significant association between the level of perceived stress with their selected demographic variables.The study findings proved that Nursing students perceived stress during COVID 19 pandemic lock down. Hence the present study concluded that there is a need to take measures by the authorities to reduce stress among the students.

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