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Table 5 Obstacles for participation in the intervention for the non-participants and dropout group. High scores indicate a high level of agreement with statements

From: A feasibility study of a cognitive behavioral based stress management intervention for nursing students: results, challenges, and implications for research and practice

  Group
Non-participants
(n = 69)
Group
Dropouts
(n = 22)
% total agreement with statementa % totally disagree or partly disagree with statementb % total agreement with statementa % totally disagree or partly disagree with statementb
Not interested in stress management 1 91 0 96
I do not have time because I work extra 7 73 0 61
Hobbies 12 42 9 74
Other tasks related to my studies 31 41 36 18
My family situation 3 91 9 74
The program contains home assignments 3 77 0 87
I don’t want to share things about myself with others 1 97 4 78
The program did not feel relevant when it was presented to me 11 79 0 91
Course leader’s ability to convey knowledge    0 96
The relationship between the course leader and I the student    4 74
That I did not do the home assignments for the stress management program    0 96
The relationship between me and the other students    0 100
My ability to absorb the information from the lectures    0 74
My ability to do the home assignments    0 91
  1. a) Item score 4 = total agreement with the statement
  2. b) Item score 1 or 2 = totally disagree or partly disagree with the statement