Stress management program for students, teachers and non-teachers of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires

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INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Programs to improve stress coping include a series of techniques such as relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, and time management, among others. Its application has shown its importance in the field of Health Psychology. In the present study we show the beneficial results of a theory-practice pilot training program of stress management for professionals, teachers, non teachers and students of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. MATERIAL AND METHODS A program of 5 sessions was implemented with the objective of improving stress management. To assess efficacy, we used hair cortisol level and anxiety level tests before and after the program. RESULTS After the program, both hair cortisol and anxiety levels significantly decreased among participants. Hair cortisol significantly increased in the control group. CONCLUSIONS This type of program was proved to be effective for all participants, helping to reduce stress and improving their quality of life.
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Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
24
Issue
2-3
Number of Pages
105-111
Date Published
jul
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ISSN Number
1134-7937
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1134793718300678
DOI
10.1016/J.ANYES.2018.07.003