Coping strategies among nursing staff at a university hospital


  • José Ricardo Ferreira da Fonseca
  • Ana Lúcia Siqueira Costa
  • Diandra Sabrina Seixas Coutinho
  • Raquel da Costa Gato



Occupational Health, Mental Health, Nursing, Adaptation, Psychological.


Objective: to evaluate the association of coping strategies and characteristics of nursing professionals at a universityhospital. Methods: cross-sectional, quantitative study, with 92 professional nursing of an inpatient unit of a universityhospital. To evaluate them, Problems Coping Scale Mode was used, and the analysis was through the Spearman correlationcoefficient and the Mann-Whitney test. Results: a strategy focused on the problem was the most used, women seek morethe strategy focused in religious practice than men (p=0.017). The age (p=0.031), individual income (p=0.049) and workinghours (p=0.027) had also significantly correlation with the dimensions of the scale. Conclusion: socio-demographiccharacteristics are associated with coping strategies and may influence the choice of the individual for coping strategy.




How to Cite

Fonseca, J. R. F. da, Costa, A. L. S., Coutinho, D. S. S., & Gato, R. da C. (2015). Coping strategies among nursing staff at a university hospital. Rev Rene, 16(5), 656–663.



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