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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2008, 6(1): 50-67 Back to browse issues page
Survey of job stressors and coping strategies on nurses in psychiatric and general centers in urmia
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  Introduction : job stress is one of the most leading factors in our life. According to the International nursing Association report, 60-90 percent of health difficulties are as the result of stress. As its known, nursing as a profession has got a high level of stress. In the case of facing with stressful factors, using coping strategies become a necessity. Regarding to the importance of effect of stress on the quality of nursing tasks, this study was carried out to determine job stressors and coping strategies among nurses who are working in psychiatric and general centers.

  Methods and materials: This is a cross sectional study. Nurses who were included (n=108) . Data collection was done by using a researchers designed questionnaire and coppers coping skill subscale. The questionnaire included two sections, consisting demographic characteristic and job stressors (physical and psychosocial).

  Data were analyzed by statistical software program spss.

  Results: The findings indicated that the noise of wards (%44) and violence in patients (%36.4) were the most important physical factors in general and psychiatric centrs. Other’s attitude to psychiatric wards (54.5%) and addict patients (44%) in general wards were the most important psychosocial factors. Also the findings showed that, coping strategies such as " I try to recognize my limitations " (% 44) and " I regulate my work " (%40.9) were the most important coping strategies used by the subjects.

  Discussion: this study can pave the way for the future studies to establish some strategies to reduce job stressors and to increase the nurses. Coping abilities in general and psychiatric centers. Naturally it can lead to the job promotion of the people working in stressful places.

Keywords: Job stressors, coping strategies, nurses, psychiatric and general centers
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Survey of job stressors and coping strategies on nurses in psychiatric and general centers in urmia. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2008; 6 (1) :50-67
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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