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Dehghani M, Zoladl M, Boland-Parvaz S, Keshtkaran Z, Mahmoudi R, Jabbarnejad A. Asurvey on depression and its related factors in Nurses who work in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences-2008. ioh. 2009; 6 (3) :29-34
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-220-en.html
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Yasuj University of Medical , zoladl@yahoo.com
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Background and aims

The extensive domains of Nurses' activities and Nursing nature as interdisciplinary science can cause Work pressure and mood disturbance especially depression in Nurses. According to this fact that patient safety was correlated with work place situation and well being of health care providers, this study was aimed to determine Nurses' depression and its associated factors in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.


Participants in this descriptive cross sectional study were 311 Nurses who work in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. In this research, the data collecting tools were Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and demographic information form. These data were analyzed by SPSS.win 11 software with using descriptive and inferential statistic such as Chi-square and one way ANOVA.


Findings indicate that 41.2% of Nurses are normal and the others suffer from mild (42.4%), moderate (13.8%) and severe depression(2.6%).Analyses using Chi-square showed that depression intensity of Nurses who work in emergency ward and critical care units were more

than depression level of the rest(P=0.001). Also, there was significant statistical relationship between depression severity and Nurses' satisfaction of their sleep (P=0.015).


Current Nursing work place situation can cause emotional strain and depression. Thus researchers suggest that Hospital Nurse Offices should be use the psychiatric mental health nurse for consult services and education to nurses about coping strategies and management of

depressed mood.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2010/03/8 | Published: 2009/10/15

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