Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95--100

Stress among staff nurses: A hospital-based study


Nandita Kshetrimayum1, Darshana Bennadi2, Sibyl Siluvai3 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Dental College, Imphal West, Manipur, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Darshana Bennadi
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Sri Siddhartha University, Tumkur, Karnataka
India

Background: Stress can be described as a dynamic and reciprocal relationship between the person and the environment. Nursing is an occupation with a constellation of circumstances leading to stress. Work-related stress (occupational stress) can be damaging to a person's physical as well as mental status, which directly and indirectly affecting their quality and productivity of work. Hence, an attempt has been made with an aim to assess stress-perceived stress among staff nurses in Mysore city, India. Methodology: The descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 500 staff nurses selected from eight hospitals in Mysore City, India, using multistage sampling technique. Study duration was 5-month period and response rate was 100%. A structured questionnaire was administered to assess stress using Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS). Results: A cross-sectional study consisted of 500 staff nurses. Majority of the participants (467 [93.4%]) had diploma and 454 (90.8%) nurses worked on day shift. Nearly 277 (55.4%) had a moderate level of perceived stress and 249 (49.8%) had moderate occupational stress. Significant positive correlation (r = 0.144, P < 0.001) between ENSS and PSS. Conclusion: A positive correlation was found between perceived stress and occupational stress among staff nurses of Mysore City. This shows that those with general stress also have occupational stress.


How to cite this article:
Kshetrimayum N, Bennadi D, Siluvai S. Stress among staff nurses: A hospital-based study.J Nat Sci Med 2019;2:95-100


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Kshetrimayum N, Bennadi D, Siluvai S. Stress among staff nurses: A hospital-based study. J Nat Sci Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 May 18 ];2:95-100
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