Correction to Chachula and Ahmad (2022).

Publication date: Aug 31, 2023

Reports an error in “Professional quality of life, stress, and trauma in nursing students: Before and during the novel coronavirus pandemic” by Kathryn M. Chachula and Nora Ahmad (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2022[Nov], Vol 14[8], 1333-1337). In the article, the values 7. 6% and 1. 2% were changed to 19. 1% and 2. 9%, respectively, in the following text in the second paragraph of the “Comparisons Pre-Pandemic and amid the Pandemic” section of the Results: “exploration of the frequencies revealed that fewer students reported high levels of CS during the pandemic (19. 1%) than prior (24. 7%) and 2. 9% of students reported high levels of STS compared to 0% the year prior. ” In addition, the percentages listed in the “During Pandemic” section of Table 4 were incorrectly reported and have been amended. Nevertheless, the interpretation of the overall results remains unchanged. The online version of this article has been corrected. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2022-27230-001). The aim of the study was to assess the levels of stress, burnout, primary and secondary trauma, and self-efficacy before and during the novel coronavirus pandemic in a sample of baccalaureate nursing and psychiatric nursing students, a population which has seldom been studied regarding these factors. The study used a nonexperimental, cross-sectional methodology at 2 time-points. Nursing and psychiatric nursing students enrolled at 1 western Canadian university were invited to participate in an online, anonymous survey in 2020 prior to the pandemic and in 2021 during Canada’s third-wave. Survey measures included the Professional Quality of Life Scale (includes Compassion Satisfaction, Burnout, and Secondary Traumatic Stress), the Perceived Stress Scale, the Life Events Checklist to assess the amount of prior traumatic experiences, and the Core Self-Evaluations Scale. Statistically higher significant differences in prior traumatic experiences measured by the Life Events Checklist were found in the midpandemic cohort in comparison to the prepandemic 2020 student cohort (t(159) = -2. 32, p < .05, 95% CI [-2. 23, -. 18]). Strong correlated relationships were found in many of the study variables (ranging from r = .301 to -. 745, p ≤ .001). This preliminary study is the first to reveal that students in the nursing field experienced more traumatic events during the pandemic than before. The findings imply that access to greater support for experiences of trauma may be needed to support undergraduate students entering the health care arena amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved).

Concepts Keywords
2022nov Ahmad
Canadian Chachula
Coronavirus Coronavirus
Professional Events
Psychiatric Experiences


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disease IDO quality
disease MESH Psychological Trauma
drug DRUGBANK Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate
disease MESH burnout
disease MESH secondary trauma
disease VO population
disease VO time
disease VO Canada
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