Prevalence and associated factors of work related stress among nurses working in worabe comprehensive and specialized hospital, south west Ethiopia
Susan Anand, Abdil Mejid
Unmanaged stress leads to high levels of employee dissatisfaction, illness, absenteeism, high turnover, and decreased productivity that compromise provision of quality service to clients. Nurses are direct caregivers who serve a hospital twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Job related stress in nurses continues to be an area of great interest to the profession, particularly as stress affects the health of the nurses and has direct impact on the quality of care rendered to patients as well as having an economic burden on the community. Institution based cross sectional survey was carried out from March to April, 2017, in order to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with work related stress among nurses working in Worabe Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. Self administered questionnaire were distributed to 138 nurses in the hospital, who were randomly selected for the study. Statistical software SPSS version 20 was used to analyze the data. Statistical association between work related stress and selected variables was determined by Chi-square test, with P value< 0.05 considered to be statistically significant. Conclusion: A little more than half, 56.3% nurses at Worabe Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital were stressed at work place. Sex, age, religion, ethnicity, marital status, child rearing, professional qualification, monthly salary, work experience and department of work were associated with work related stress.