specialty journal of medical research and health science
Examination of the Occupational Stressors among the Nurses Working in Educational Centers in Urmia
Mamashli L., Mohammadpour Y., Moghadam A., Esmaeilzadeh S.
Introduction: the nurses with a key role in health organizations experience high levels of stress. This reduces the quality of nursing care work; therefore, the study was conducted to examine the occupational stressors among the nurses working in educational centers of Urmia. Materials and Methods: The study is a descriptive research study done on 240 nurses from educational centers of Urmia University of Medical Sciences selected randomly. Data was collected through a questionnaire containing demographic information and Gray-Toft and Anderson's Nursing Occupational Stress Questionnaire. Then, the data was analyzed in SPSS21 and frequency distribution statistical methods. Results: The results showed that 51% of the nurses had high occupational stress, 46% moderate stress and 2.9% low. The most frequent stressors were patients' suffering and death (3.28 ± 0.85), workload (3.14 ± 0.82), uncertainty about treatment (3.11 ± 0.81), conflict with nurses (3.07 ± 0.93), conflict with doctors (3.04±0.88), lack of knowledge (2.73 ± 0.86), and lack of support (2.52 ± 0.95). Discussion and Conclusion: The results indicated that the nurses have high levels of stress; so, it is necessary that all officials pay more attention to the reduction of occupational stresses of this stratum and apply the right methods to tackle this critical issue.