Occupational Stress among Nurses Working at Selected Tertiary Care HospitalsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2014-06-15
Authors : Namrata Mohite; Mahadeo Shinde; Apeksha Gulavani;
Page : 999-1005
Keywords : Occupation; Stress; Nurses; Tertiary Care; Hospital.;
"The primary aim of the study was to assess occupational stress among nurses working at tertiary care hospital. job related stress increasingly large disorder among nurses stress has a cost for individual in term of health, wellbeing and for organization in term of absenteeism and turnover which indirectly affect quality of patient care. Objectives: To assess occupational stress among nurses working in tertiary care hospitals, and to find out association between occupational stress, selected demographic variables among nurses. A study was conducted on 100 staff nurses Modified expanded nurses stress scale was used and requires 15-30 min to salve for each questionnaire. Majority 49% of nurses had reported frequent occurrence of stress, due to uncertainty of concerning treatment. Whereas maximum 48% of nurses had reported frequent occurrence of stress, due to dealing with patient and. Majority 59% due to workload as cause of stress. Inadequate emotional preparation is reported by 68%,24% and 8% of nurses as occasional, frequent and extremely occurring cause of stress respectively. Maximum 49% reported frequent occurrence, due to conflict with the doctors. 52% nurses reported frequent occurrence of stress, because of supervisors as a cause of stress. Maximum 50% nurses reported extreme occurrence of stress due to death and dying as cause of stress. 53%, nurses reported occasional, frequent and extreme occurrence of stress due to conflict with peers as a cause of stress respectively. 48% nurses reported occasional, frequent and extreme occurrence of stress due to discrimination as a cause of stress respectively. There was no significant association found between occupational stress, and age, sex, professional education, year of experience. CONCLUSION: Nurses have to face frequent occurrence of stress which could have negative impact on organizational climate in the future. Out of all considered causes of stress, workload and supervisors are two major factors responsible for frequent occurrence of stress among majority of nurses. "
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