Changes of resilience in psychiatric nurses by psychoeducation to improve professionalism: A waiting list controlled trial in Japan
Yoshiko Sakai and Toru Uehara
Aim: The present study aimed to examine changes in resilience after a psychoeducational intervention to improve professionalism in psychiatric nurses.
Methods: A psychoeducation program for psychiatric nurses was developed, and 36 participants were randomly allocated to active intervention and waiting list intervention groups. The S-H Resilience Test was used to assess resilience twice (before and after the intervention/control period), and statistical comparisons were conducted according to time point.
Results: Distributions of the resilience scale scores (total and three subscales) in the intervention and control phases were compared before and after psychoeducation or observation. For the intervention phase, total and social support subscale scores significantly increased post-intervention (p<0.05). Resilience types were compared between the two time points in the intervention and control phases, and there were significant changes in the intervention phase (positive type resilience increased).
Conclusion: This psychoeducation approach to improve professionalism in psychiatric nurses may be effective in enhancing resilience, particularly by facilitating social support and positive attitudes in participants.
Yoshiko Sakai, Toru Uehara. Changes of resilience in psychiatric nurses by psychoeducation to improve professionalism: A waiting list controlled trial in Japan. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2023;5(1):107-112. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2023.v5.i1b.118