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GHolam Nejad H, Nikpeyma N. Occupational stressors in nursing. ioh. 2009; 6 (1) :22-27
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-164-en.html

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Background and aims

Nursing provides a wide range of potential workplace stressors as it is  a profession that requires a high level of skill, teamworking in a variety of situations and provision  of 24-hour delivery of care .Occupational stress is a major factor of Staff sickness an  absenteeism.This study investigates the main occupational stressors in nursing profession in the  hope of identification and reducing it.

Methods

In this study a questionnaire consisting of three parts:demoghraphic data,the nurses  background and questions about occupational stress from Revised index fulfilled by 140 nurses.

Results

Lack of reward for work well done(48/6%), Heavy workload(46/4%) ,lack of Participation in decisions (39/3%) , poor Control of work place(38/4%)and lack of job  development (36/4%) have been the main sources of Occupational stress for nurses.chronic  diseases, Night Shift working and working hours were positively associated with occupstional  stress.

Conclusion

 Analysis indicated that effects of work factors on occupational stress are more than demoghraphic data. The findings of this study can assist health service organisations to provide an attractive working climate in order to decrease side effects and consequences of occupational stress. Furthermore, understanding this situation can help to develop coping strategies in order to reduce work-related stress.

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