J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2009 Feb;16(1):83-91.

Fatigue and Fatigue-Regulation Behaviors of Undergraduates in Courses Related to Public Health and Undergraduates in Courses not Related to Public Health

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Ansan College, Korea. jchoi@ansan.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare fatigue and fatigue-regulation behaviors in undergraduates courses related to public health (group A) and undergraduates in courses not related to public health (group B). METHOD: Using a structured questionnaire, data were collected from 236 undergraduates. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient, t-test with SAS package were used for data analysis.
RESULTS
There was a statistically significant difference between group A and group B in t-test comparison by group for fatigue, and all subcategories of fatigue and fatigue-regulation behaviors. The frequency of fatigue-regulation behavior of group A was 12.23 and the mean for total efficiency of fatigue-regulation behavior was 2.17, while the frequency of fatigue-regulation behavior for group B was 10.47 and the mean for total efficiency of fatigue-regulation behavior was 1.75. Finally, total fatigue and all subcategories of fatigue were positively related to fatigue-regulation behaviors.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop an intervention program for regulating fatigue in undergraduates courses related to public health.

Keyword

Fatigue; Behavior; Public Health

MeSH Terms

Fatigue
Phenothiazines
Public Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Statistics as Topic
Phenothiazines
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