International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Mini Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023

A Study to Assess the Level of Stress Experience among Staff Nurses at SMVMCH, Puducherry

G. Abarna | P. Manimegalai [9] | Dr. G. Muthamilselvi [2]

Abstract: Background: Human beings reacts to the stress both physically and mentally to react with the changes, events, and situations in their lives. People experience stress in different ways and for different reasons. The reaction is based on your perception of an event or situation. It is intensified in a non specific response to an internal or external environmental changes or threat. Working stress in nursing was first assessed in 1960 when Menzies identified four sources of anxiety among nurses, patient care, decision making, taking responsibility, and environmental changes. The nurse?s role has long been regarded as stress - filled based upon the physical labor, human suffering, working hours, lack of staffing, and interpersonal relationships that these are the factors for creating a stress among staff nurses. Since the mid - 1980s, however, nurses work stress may be escalating due to the increasing use of technology, continuing rises in health care costs, and turbulence within the work environment. Methodology: . A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design is adopted for this study. Totally 30 staff nurses were selected by using a purposive sampling technique and the study was conducted in Sri ManakulaVinayagar Medical College and Hospital. The data was collected by using the standardised occupational stressor scale consist of 40 questions administered to the staff nurse. Results: The study results showed that Majority of the staff nurses 27 (90%) had high stress level and 3 (10%) had Always stressful and this might be due to total experience of work. The mean and standard deviation level of stress experience among staff nurses is (168.97 ? 5.242). The effectiveness of the research study is verified by its utility by the nurse in the practical field. Conclusion: By turning toxic work environments into healthy workplaces, researchers and nursing leaders believe that improvements can be realized in recruitment and retention of staff nurses, job satisfaction, increasing wages that may leads to comprehensive care in nursing profession.

Keywords: Level of stress, Staff nurses, experience

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,

Pages: 848 - 850

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