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1 In 5 Nurses Binge Drink To Cope With Stress

12 July 2017 Written by  Gary Enos

Risky behaviors such as binge drinking and using food to cope with stress are common among America's nurses, suggests a study published online in Nursing Research and Practice.

The study from Ball State University and other institutions found that among 120 nurses working in the Midwest, 22% were classified as binge drinkers. Also, 63% said they used food as a coping mechanism. A total of 92% of the study population experienced moderate to high stress levels.

“Management has a big role to play in providing health promotion services and employee assistance programs to help deal with stress-related poor health behaviors, such as addiction,” said Jagdish Khubchandani, a Ball State health science professor. “What I find severely lacking is the understanding of burnout in nurses, its prevalence and its long-term impact on the nursing workforce of any facility.”

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