Effect of a training program for promoting the mental health of nursing students in Zagazig University

Hanem A.A. Ahmed, Safaa M. Metwally, Mona M. Abd El-Maksoud


Mental health is a vital and necessary component of health. Mental health promotion creates positive environments for the good mental health and wellbeing of populations. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program on promoting mental health of nursing students. Aquasi-experimental design was used. A convenience sample included 130 nursing students from the nursing program at Zagazig University were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Participants completed the Thai Defense Style Questionnaire 40 (DSQ-40) and Sense of Coherence Questionnaire (SOC-29). Prior to the implementation of training program, mean scores on both measures did not differ significantly between the intervention and control group. However there were significant differences between both groups before and after the intervention. The current findings supported the efficiency of mental health promotion program. Therefore, it is essential to conduct further structured and executive programs concerning promote mental health among the nursing students, which it is important to prepare nursing students to accomplish their experiences more effectively.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n6p10

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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