The Relationship between Hospital Occupational Stress and Prevalence of Depression in Nurses Working in Ilam Hospitals

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Alireza Roughani
Mehdi Fallah Bagher Shaidaei
Akram Rohani
Ali Delpishe
Zahra Sharifi
AmirAbbas Ahmadzadeh


Introduction: Long-term stress can also lead to mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and physical burnout. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between hospital occupational stress and prevalence of depression among nurses working in Ilam hospitals.

Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic study. The statistical population includes the staff of Imam Khomeini Hospital and martyr Mostafa Khomeini Hospital in Ilam. The study was conducted using a census method. The criteria for entering the individuals were their willingness to participate in this study. The subjects were included in the study with complete satisfaction. Demographic questionnaires, standard questionnaires for occupational stress (HSI), and Beck Depression Inventory were used. Questionnaires were distributed to pre-trained individuals. The data was extracted and analyzed by SPSS software.

Results: The findings of this study showed that 31.8% of the samples had a degree of depression. In this study, the rate of depression in men is higher than that of women. According to the results, occupational stress and environmental stress in nursing women were more than men. There is a significant relationship between job stress and stress associated with life with depression (p = 0.001, p = 0.004, respectively).

Conclusion: The results of this study always emphasize the point that attention should be paid to stress and stressful occupation of nursing and to think about it and to take preventive measures. Because of the stress of the valve towards all mental illnesses In the event of manpower and the work of a community, it can cause many problems and costs for the individual and society and reduce the quality of the services provided by the nurses.

Depression, job stress, nurses, mental disorders.

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Roughani, A., Shaidaei, M. F. B., Rohani, A., Delpishe, A., Sharifi, Z., & Ahmadzadeh, A. (2019). The Relationship between Hospital Occupational Stress and Prevalence of Depression in Nurses Working in Ilam Hospitals. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 29(1), 1-8.
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