Autonomic Stress Response of Nurse Students in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Paula Sánchez-Conde, Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez
2021 Sustainability  
The aim of the present research was to analyze the autonomic stress response of nursing students in a nursing Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE). We analyzed, in 41 s-year nursing degree students (20.1 ± 2.3 years), modifications in heart rate variability (HRV) to monitor the autonomic stress response before, during and after the 18 different scenarios of a complete OSCE. Heart rate mean response of nurse students was consistent with an anticipatory anxiety response at the
more » ... nse at the beginning of the OSCE, showing a sympathetic nervous system activation, but HRV parameters show contradictory results. The most stressful OSCE station was the CPR maneuver, the stress response varying according to the station's demands.
doi:10.3390/su13115803 fatcat:5ynd3aus6jetngk3czfrkxkxqe