International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020 | Rating: 7.1 / 10


Stress among Nurses, Causes and Impact on their Performance

Elizabeth M Varghese [3] | Aruna KR


Abstract: Aim: A study to assess the Stress among Nurses, causes and impact on their performance in a tertiary care hospital, Uttar Pradesh. Objectives: 1. To assess the stress level among the nurses.2. To identify the cause of stress among nurses.3. To assess the impact of stress on the performance of the Nurses. Methodology: Non-experimental descriptive study.60 registered nurses were selected through probability sampling technique. Ethical clearance was obtained from the ethical Committee of the hospital. Tool consisted of a self administered questionnaire, standardised stress assessment tool and rating scale to assess the performance of nurses. Findings: Out 60 nurses majority (45 %) were in the age group of 20-30 years, and majority ( 75 %) were married, 56.67 %) were having less than 10 years of experience in nursing field.60 % of nurses possessed BSc Nursing qualification, Majority (93.33 %) of the nurses had not attended any workshop or course on stress management. Majority (83.33 %) of the nurses experienced moderate levels of stress, and 16.66 % of nurses had mild level of stress. None of the nurses experienced severe stress. The major factors causing severe stress were found to be non-availability of medical assistance in emergency calls (36.6 %), Poor staffing (33.20 %), overwork & shift work (34.86 %) and poor scope for professional growth (33.33 %) The study revealed that 30 % of the nurses had excellent overall performance and 21.66 % had average performance. The mean score of performance was 137.06 out of 212 which is at 64.65 % level. It was also found that there is no statistically significant relationship between level of stress among nurses and their performance as the calculated value is less than table value at 0.05 level of significance.


Keywords: Stress, Nurses, Causes, Impact, Performance


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020,


Pages: 1365 - 1368



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