Referee report. For: Effectiveness of Integrated Emotional-Self Enhancement (IESE) program among staff nurses: protocol for a quasi-experimental study [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]

Leila Bazrafkan
Staff nurses face frequent emotional situations in their work environment. The constant contact with suffering patients, and the busy work environment, pose tremendous stress on nurses' physical and emotional health. The Emotional Intelligence skills of empathy, self-awareness, motivation, self-control, and keeping relationships, can help handle difficult emotions and allow nurses to work in an organized, calm, and professional way. This study aims to implement and assess the effectiveness of a
more » ... training program developed by the investigator, tailored to the mental and emotional needs of staff nurses who are working in an organization. The study also aims to observe any significant change, correlation, and association in the staff nurses' level of emotional intelligence, intrinsic motivation, self-compassion, emotional labor, and nurse-in-charges' and patients' perception of nursing care after the program. Methods: A quasi-experimental (one-group) study design was used in this study. The study will involve 80 staff nurses working in a selected hospital in India. The staff nurses will be selected from the hospital's general wards using convenience sampling. For the current study, a quasi-experimental design will be used. The investigator will deliver a training program, divided into four sessions of two hours each. Data will be collected from the participants at baseline and 3-months preintervention; and post-test data will be collected immediately after the
doi:10.5256/f1000research.122283.r141764 fatcat:5ynv3gytkzftdlxjhsfbm6wupm