1 Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Background and subjunctives: Nurses experience a wide range of stress during their working life and due to their job which makes them be highly skilled, do team work in different situations, provide 24-hour care and also be emotional. Nurses working in the operating room, because of the nature of their work, suffer more stress than the others working in different sectors in the hospital which as a result can lead to a desire to leave the nursing profession. This study has been done to identify the correlation between job stress and turnover intentions among the operating room nurses in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Science.

Method: This is a kind of descriptive-solidarity study, which was done on 230 workers of nursing staff working in the operating room in selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Science. Demographic and Occupational Questionnaire, Osipow Job Stress Questionnaire and Henshaw Scale Turnover Forecast have been used to gather data. The analysis of the data from this study was done by using the SPSS software, version 21, using Descriptive Statistics, Statistical Test and also Gamma Correlation Coefficient and Correlation Coefficient Significant Test was used to investigate the variables.

Findings: In the survey conducted, generally in 94.6% of nurses job stress was assessed average. In 42.9% of nurses turnover intentions were moderate, and also there was a significant relation between job stress and turnover intentions (p= 0.002).

Conclusion: In their jobs, nurses encounter stressful factors, which affect their general health that can lead to an increase in turnover intentions. So Health authorities should consider specific measures in order to reduce and defuse the existing tension and also create a better and more appropriate condition for nurses and stop them from turnover intensions.


Job stress, turnover intentions, operating room nursing staff.