Objective: The study to assess the effectiveness of psychological adaptation model of mental health nursing for nurse survivors experiencing post-earthquake post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS). Method: This study used a quasi-experimental pre- post-test without control group method. Respondents amounted to 42 people who have been screened for PTSS. Research took place in a district in West Java. Research instrument consisted of: 1) questionnaire for respondent's characteristics and the skills of nurses, and 2) psychological adaptation model of mental health nursing intervention in the form of modules. Data collected was analyzed using bivariate analysis namely the t test dependent. Results: Nurse survivors experienced increased ability in areas including analysis of self-awareness, communication or interaction, coping mechanisms, and intrinsic motivation after undertaking the PTSS intervention. Women were more likely to experience PTSS than men. Conclusions: The model can be used for nursing theory development, and as disaster management algorithms. The model is useful for training programs, in the form of certification of nurse expertise, and improve the ability of nurses to help themselves and others.
- Analysis of self-awareness
- Coping mechanisms
- Intrinsic motivation
- Psychological adaptation model