Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014
Occupational Stress among Nurses Working at Selected Tertiary Care Hospitals
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Occupation, Stress, Nurses, Tertiary Care, Hospital
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,
Pages: 999 - 1005
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Namrata Mohite, Mahadeo Shinde, Apeksha Gulavani, "Occupational Stress among Nurses Working at Selected Tertiary Care Hospitals", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014, pp. 999-1005, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=2014409
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