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《Journal of Nursing Science》 2005-09
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Work Stress in Staff Nurses of General Teaching Hospital

ZHAO Tiyu, LI Xiuyun, ZHANG Liang, et al (Operating Room, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China)  
Objective To enhance the productivity and job satisfaction of nurses and quality of care to the patients. Methods The investigation object were staff nurses (n=915). By using a questionnaire method, the demographic information, job stress, and the relationship between stress and stress resource, stress coping, social support was analyzed. Results Stepwise multiple regression procedure revealed a negative relationship between the stress level and the type of work contracts, believes in things will be better, over-eating (chewing gums, nuts), setting goals for problem solving; and a positive relationship between stress level and low salary and inadequate welfare, no work achievement, continuous learning needed to be qualified for present work, unreasonable work load, worry, crying, doing physical work, nervousness, solitude, accepting the fact, avoidance, hopelessly letting things be in this sample of nurses. Conclusion Actions should be taken to reduce or eliminate the stressors. Nurses should be warned of job stress and be trained to copy stress effectively. Supporting facilities are supposed to be provided for nurses when they are stressed. Managers need to make stress management a career skill and take good care of their staff.
【CateGory Index】: R47
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