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Table 1 Frequency distribution of each item of coping strategy among nurses working in Jimma Zone public hospitals, South-west Ethiopia (N = 315)

From: Coping strategies among nurses in South-west Ethiopia: descriptive, institution-based cross-sectional study

Subscale Item I never do this I sometimes do this I frequently do this I always do this Mean Std. dev
N % N % N % N %
Plan-full problem solving I provide independent time for workplace and home life activity 58 18.4 88 27.9 90 28.6 79 25.1 2.60 1.05
I build a satisfactory relationship with supervisor/matron 69 21.9 106 33.7 89 28.3 51 16.2 2.39 1.00
I seek help from the head nurse/supervisor or physicians 57 18.1 136 43.2 86 27.3 36 11.4 2.32 0.90
I just concentrated on what I have to do next 13 4.1 79 25.1 121 38.4 102 32.4 2.99 0.86
I made a plan of action and followed it 21 6.7 86 27.3 111 35.2 97 30.8 2.90 0.92
Self-control mechanism I tried to keep my feelings to myself 39 12.4 113 35.9 102 32.4 61 19.4 2.59 0.94
I tried to keep my feelings to myself from interfering with another thing too much 30 9.5 127 40.3 106 33.7 52 16.5 2.57 0.88
Social support I have a close friend to share/tell 50 15.9 90 28.6 91 28.9 84 26.7 2.66 1.04
I discuss a problem with family members 49 15.6 97 30.8 86 27.3 83 26.3 2.64 1.04
I develop coworker/peer support 34 10.8 89 28.3 112 35.6 80 25.4 2.76 0.96
Symptom management I tried to make myself feel better by taking drinks like tea, coffee, soft drinks more than usual 97 30.8 96 30.5 75 23.8 47 14.9 2.23 1.05
I tried to make myself feel better by engaging in hobbies, leisure activities, and recreation 55 17.5 101 32.1 96 30.5 63 20.0 2.53 1.00
I turn to prayer or spiritual thoughts 49 15.6 95 30.2 88 27.9 83 26.3 2.65 1.03
Escape/avoidance I make plans to change/leave/the career 56 17.8 87 27.6 99 31.4 73 23.2 2.60 1.03
I did not want to come to work when I am stressed 131 41.6 108 34.3 42 13.3 34 10.8 1.93 0.99
I avoid being in stressor situation if I can 51 16.2 88 27.9 96 30.5 80 25.4 2.65 1.03
I directly express my anger on my family or friends 124 39.4 113 35.9 48 15.2 30 9.5 1.95 0.96
I accept this situation because there is nothing I can do to change it 92 29.2 109 34.6 61 19.4 53 16.8 2.24 1.05