Self-help stress management training through mobile phones: An experience with oncology nurses.

Daniela Villani, Alessandra Grassi, Chiara Cognetta, Davide Toniolo, Pietro Cipresso, Giuseppe Riva

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has been identified as particularly stressful; indeed, oncology nursing is often described as being among the most stressful specialty areas. The current study tested the short-term effects of an innovative self-help stress management training for oncology nurses supported by mobile tools. The sample included 30 female oncology nurses with permanent status employed in six oncology hospitals in Milan, Italy. The stress inoculation training (SIT) methodology served as the basis of the training, with the innovative challenge being the use of mobile phones to support the stress management experience. To test the efficacy of the protocol, the study used a between-subjects design, comparing the experimental condition (SIT through mobile phones) with a control group (neutral video through mobile phones). The findings indicated psychological improvement of the experimental group in terms of anxiety state, anxiety trait reduction, and coping skills acquisition. This paper discusses implications for the implementation of this protocol in several contexts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)315-322
Numero di pagine8
RivistaPsychological Services
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013


  • mediated experience
  • mobile phone
  • nursing
  • self-help
  • stress inoculation training


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