Assessment on Incidence of Prehypertension and its Association with Stress among Students in Nursing College, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords:Pre hypertension and stress (first year nursing students).
Assessment on incidence of prehypertension and its association with stress among students in nursing
college, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. A study was carried out among 80 nursing
students to assess the stress level. The objectives were to assess the incidence of prehypertension, assess
the level of stress and association of pre-hypertension with stress of nursing students with their selected
demographic variables. The review of literature was done and organised under various aspects on studies
related to pre-hypertension, stress and prehypertension and its association with stress among students. The
research approach used for the study was quantitative approach and the design selected was descriptive
research design 80 samples were participated in the study by using the convenient sampling technique.
Demographic variables were assessed by using the statistical measurement. The level of significance
selected was p<0.05 level. The study showed that there is no significant association between level of stress
and demographic variables like socio economic status (x2 = 7.302), types of diet, type of stay, height, weight,
BMI, habbits and co-morbidity. But age shows statistically significant with level of stress and statistically
significant of association between prehypertension and stress.