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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 985-988

Effects on job stress on Iranian clinical nurses


1 Psychosis Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
3 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
4 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
5 Research Center for Environmental Pollutants, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
6 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
7 Department of Economic Development and Planning, University of Firoozkooh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh, Iran
8 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran
9 Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Health, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Mehrdad Farrokhi
Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Health, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_306_17

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Background: Nurses constitute the largest professional group in the health-care sector, and they are subjected to high level of occupational stress. Work-related stress is likely to have a profound psychosomatic effect and led to health problem. Objective: The study investigates job stress and its side effects in clinical nurses in a hospital in Iran. Materials and Methods: This study is a cross-sectional with descriptive analytical. The participants included 350 nurses from a hospital of Iran. A job stress questionnaire was used for the purposes of the study. Accident-related documents were also used to collect accident data. The study is a cross-sectional study taking advantage of dossiers and personal memories. SPSS version 22 and Chi-square were used to analyze collected data. Results: Twenty-six percent of the participants stated a very low job satisfaction and only 6% of them were completely satisfied with their job. 71.4% of the nurses, again because of job problems and difficulties, had medium to high levels of stress. The most important stress-causing factors are work load, ambiguity of duty, responsibility, social level, level of managers, and physical environment. Conclusion: The findings of the study indicate that stress causes adverse effects in nurses. The study also shows that physical environment, workload, and ambiguity of duties are the main factors that cause medium- to high-level stress. Furthermore, findings show that stress is severe in nurses with sleep disorder and digestive problem and sued effect of stress is mental.


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