Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Results showed that about 70% of the students had some stress management strategies. However, 19% of them experienced toxic levels of stress, 33% of them used negative appraisal for coping, and one-third of them showed clinically significant anxiety and depression, resulting in negative impact on occupational engagement. OT students may benefit from learning different types of coping strategies that promote development of resilience to better manage stress and reduce mental illness.
Primary Author and Speaker: Megan C. Chang
Additional Authors and Speakers: Sarah Hagen, Stephanie Geneza, Maiko Ibay, Megan Karburn, Alexandra Kautz, and Elaine Lau