Authors

AFSHIN ESFANDNIA1, ELHAM NASIRI2, MEHDIKHEZLI3, FARDIN ESFANDNIA1, RUHALLAH BAYAT1*

Departments

1 Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran - 2 Master of Science Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran - 3 PhD Candidate in Health Education and Health Promotion Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction: This study was conducted aimed to investigate the job stress in nurses of Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah, 2015.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with participation of 216 nurses employed in Imam Reza subspecialty hospital. Data gathering tool was Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) to measure nurses job related stressors. Data were analyzed using the software AMOS22.

Results: There was a significant relationship between job stress and its dimensions. Fitting indexes values including AIC, BCC, ECVI, and MECVI in proposed model were 286.950, 288.054, 0.747, and 0.750 respectively. Among the Efficiency indexes, CFI and IFI with the amount of 0.941 were more than the rest of the indexes.

Conclusion: Given the significance of the relationship between job stress and its dimensions, it seems that there's a lot of stress among nurses. The patient’s suffering and death, and uncertainty concerning treatment were the most important factors for job stress.

Keywords

job stress, nurses, Kermanshah, problems relating to peers, lack of support, inadequate preparation.