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Journal:   KOOMESH   WINTER 2007 , Volume 8 , Number 2; Page(s) 21 To 25.
 
Paper: 

THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TENSION-MAKING FACTORS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF SEMNAN NURSES

 
 
Author(s):  BIGDELI I.A.*, KARIMZADEH S.
 
* DEPT. OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, SEMNAN UNIVERSITY, SEMNAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Nursing is one of the high tensional professions in the health and therapeutic services. There are many job stressor, which endanger the mental health of indivduals in this postion. The purpose of this research was to study the relationship between the tensionmaking factors and mental health among nurses in Semnan.
.Material and Methods: In the curreny study, 78 of 178 registareted nurses who work at 3 hospitals of Semnan (Amir-a1 Momenian, Shafa, and Fatemieh hospital), were 'chosen by radom stratified method. The research was a correlational study. Data was collected using two types of questionnaires; general health questionnaire including 28 questions and occupational exhaustion questionnaire including 25 questions. Data analysis was carried out using pearsons coefficient and T-test.
Results: The results of present study showed that: 1) There was a significant relationship between the job stress and nurses mental health. 2) No significant relationship was observed between male and female nurses with respect to their mental health. 3) There was a significant relationship between married and single nurses with respect to their mental health. 4) A significant relationship was detected between nurses mental health and their occupational history.
Conclusion: Given to these findings, nurses encounter to special tensions due to their occupation and their mental health directly influences on quality of functioning in care of patients.
Consequently, reducing stressors by psychological and milieu interventions could improve nurses mental health and subsequently their job efficiency.

 
Keyword(s): TENSION- MAKING FACTORS, MENTAL HEALTH, JOB STRESS
 
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