American Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science
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American Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 13, 2015
Work-Related Stress Among Nurses Working in Dubai, a Burden for Healthcare Institutions
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Authors
[01] Al Rasasi A., Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[02] Al Faisal W., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[03] El Sawaf E., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[04] Hussain H., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
[05] Wasfy A., Staff Development, Health Centers Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.
Abstract
Introduction: Nurse Stress is defined as the emotional and physical reactions resulting from the interactions between the nurse and her/his work environment where the demands of the job exceed capabilities and resources. It is well known that prolonged stress is a precursor to burnout which is considered a major problem for many professions, and nurses are considered to be particularly susceptible. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to assess the job stress and to explore the factors associated with job stress in nurses working in Dubai hospitals. Methodology: A cross sectional study was used and the sample included 295 nurses working in different hospitals in Dubai from government and private sector. The Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS), a 57 item self-report survey, is used to assess perceived stress (α = .96). Results: The present study revealed that the vast majority of the study sample 95% experienced different amounts of stress due to their work. 86% of nurses, who reported severe stress in their jobs, were less than 36 years old, Moreover 73.4% of nurses reporting sever stress levels where those of higher experience. Conclusion: This study provides important information to nursing administrators, clinicians, and educators about the stress and factors associated. Adopting stress coping strategy models, training of staff nurse and student nurses on cooperation, integration, team work would help to reduce perceived job related stress.
Keywords
Work Related Stress, Nurses, Dubai
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