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Emotional Freedom Techniques Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Burnout in Nurses Working With COVID-19

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April 2021

Emotional Freedom Techniques Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Burnout in Nurses Working With COVID-19

Vol: 18| Issue: 1| Number:4| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques on nurses' stress, anxiety, and burnout levels during the COVID-19 pandemic: A randomized controlled trial

Explore (NY). Mar-Apr 2021;17(2): 109-114.

Contributing Authors:
B Dincer D Inangil

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Synopsis

Seventy-two nurses caring for COVID-19 patients were randomized to receive a single group session of Emotional Freedom Technique (acupressure) therapy (n=35) or no treatment (n=37) to help reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout. Outcomes of interest included the Subjective Unity of Distress (SUD) scale, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Burnout Scale, measured upon the completion of t...

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