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General Health of Iranian Registered Nurses: A Cross Sectional Study

Dehghankar, Leila (2016) General Health of Iranian Registered Nurses: A Cross Sectional Study. International Journal of Novel Research in Healthcare and Nursing.

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Abstract

Background &Aim: Nurses’ health status can directly impact the performance of health system at different level. The aim of this study was to examine Iranian registered nurses’ level of general health. Material and methods: This cross sectional study conducted from March to June 2015 in in five hospitals. With using stratified sampling method, 123 nurses from educational hospitals of Qazvin in North of Iran were recruited as the subjects for this study. Data were collected with using demographics questionnaire, and the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). All statistical analyses were performed using SPSS software (v17.0; PASW Statistics) and a variable was considered to be statistically significant if P< 0.05. Results: Of the 123 nurses, who participate in present study, 88.6% were female and the rest were male. The mean score of general health were 24.3±11.1. Among four scales of GHQ-28, higher and lower score were related to social dysfunction and depressive symptoms respectively. Among demographics characteristic’s, only nurses sex were related to their general health (mean score of women nurses were higher in compared to men nurses). Conclusion: Results of present study revealed that Iranian nurses general health is not in good level. Appropriate strategy in health care organization to investigate nurses’ health level is recommended. Moreover, interventional programs to identify, and relieve factors that affect nurses general health should be developed. Keywords: Nurses, general health, GHQ-28, risk factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 08:19
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5769

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