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dc.contributor.advisorRubarth, Lori B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWiener, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorRubarth, Lorien_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-27T22:50:06Z
dc.date.available2019-05-12T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/117022
dc.description.abstractHealthcare is a stressful profession. Research has shown that stress among healthcare providers can have detrimental effects to both the providers and patients, as higher stress can lead to decreased job satisfaction, high turnover, and negative patient outcomes. Furthermore, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a highly stressful environment, and staff working in the NICU experience high levels of stress. Much of the research surrounding stress in healthcare involves nurses as they comprise the largest subgroup of healthcare providers. There is limited research on stress among physicians, but no research to date has focused on advanced practice providers (APPs). Many techniques for stress reduction have been described in the research, but limited studies have examined adult coloring as a technique. This paper describes a pilot study done with APPs working in the NICU to determine feasibility of completing breaks away from patient care as well as examining the utility of coloring as a stress reduction technique when compared with a break without coloring. Feasibility was achieved, and the study showed coloring sessions provided a statistically significant decrease in perceived stress scores when compared to a break session. Further research to replicate this study on a larger scale is needed to investigate coloring as a useful technique for stress reduction among health care providers.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_US
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care, Neonatalen_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshBurnout, Professionalen_US
dc.subject.meshRelaxationen_US
dc.titleColoring to Reduce Stress Among Advanced Practice Providers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Uniten_US
dc.rights.holderRachel Wieneren_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.embargo.terms2019-05-12
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.degree.committeeCarlson, Cherylen_US
dc.degree.committeeNawab, Ursulaen_US


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