Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Perceived Stress in Undergraduate OT Students
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Perceived Stress in Undergraduate OT Students
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505213. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8022
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505213. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8022
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Increased stress levels can affect undergraduate OT students’ academic performance, quality of life, mental health, and development of therapeutic relationships. In this survey study, academics and time constraints were identified by students as causing the highest levels of perceived stress. It is important for students to learn to identify stressors and how to manage them so that they can employ adequate coping skills and foster effective therapeutic rapport with clients.

Primary Author and Speaker: Laura Poleshuck

Contributing Authors: Samantha Eckhardt, Shelby Peck, Caryn Salce, Sophie Valenti