A Co-Relational study on stress and coping among widows residing at selected areas of Pokhara, Nepal

Jose, Tessy Treesa and Nayak, Asha (2015) A Co-Relational study on stress and coping among widows residing at selected areas of Pokhara, Nepal. International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 1 (1). pp. 128-132. ISSN 2394-9465

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Abstract

Aims: It was intended to assess the stress and coping of widows at Pokhara, Nepal. Settings and Design: Correlational survey study in “Women for human rights, single women group”, organization and Indian Pension Camp Pokhara, Nepal. Materials and Method: 230 widows were evaluated for stress and coping using the stress rating Scale and Questionnaire on coping. Regarding Statistical analysis spearman rho for relationship was used. Results: Finding shows that most of the participant 148(64) % were between the age group of 49–64 years. With regard to education, 132 ie 57.4% were illiterate, Majority (89%) of subjects lived with their husbands for more than 11 years and 44.8% of subjects; duration after husbands’ death was 11 years. 86% of the widows were moderately stressed, 7% highly stressed and remaining 7% had low stress level. 78% of widows were have moderate coping, 14% low coping and 8% high coping. Stress has significant positive relationship with coping. Conclusions: Widows were having moderate stress and Majority (78%) were adopting moderate coping Strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Widows; stress; coping.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 04:18
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142377

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