Asian Oncol Nurs.  2015 Sep;15(3):178-184. 10.5388/aon.2015.15.3.178.

Relationships among Stress, Perception of Occurrence Risk of Cancer and Cancer Preventive Health Behavior in Three-Shift Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Suncheon Medical Center, Suncheon, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. csy4214@hanmail.net
  • 3Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of stress, perception of occurrence risk of cancer and cancer preventive health behavior in three-shift nurses.
METHODS
The participants of this study were 252 three shifts nurses working at three medium and small sized hospitals with 100 to 300 beds. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire from September to October 2014.
RESULTS
The mean score for stress was 24.35+/-7.93. The mean score of perception for occurrence risk of cancer was 12.63+/-4.12 and cancer preventive health behavior was 58.07+/-8.87. Stress had a positive relationship with the perception of occurrence risk of cancer (r=.40, p<.001); the perception of occurrence risk of cancer had a positive relationship with the preventive health behavior against it (r=.31, p<.001); and stress had a positive relationship with preventive health behavior against it (r=.33, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
The findings show that participants stress levels were high and degrees of perceptions of occurrence risk and cancer preventive health behaviors were low. Significant correlations were found among these variables. On the basis of these findings, development of intervention is required to reduce stress and enhance the perception of occurrence risk of cancer and cancer preventive health behavior among three shifts nurses.

Keyword

Nurses; Stress; Perception; Health Behavior; Cancer

MeSH Terms

Health Behavior*
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