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Amiri A, rashnuodi P, mousavi S, shadian Khankedni L. Investigating the Level of Job Stress in Nurses Exposed to COVID-19 in Educational Hospitals in Ahvaz. johe 2021; 8 (2) :58-65
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1- MSc of Occupational Health Engineering, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran1.
2- MSc of Occupational Health Engineering, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran1. , Payaamrashnodi@gmail.com
3- MSc of Business management, Payame Noor University, Iran
4- MSc of Occupational Health Engineering, Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran3
Abstract:   (3402 Views)
Background and Objective: The outbreak of COVID 19 has caused excessive stress and anxiety among people in different communities. In Iran, as in other countries, this outbreak has led to adverse psychological consequences for people from all walks of society, including nurses. The present study aimed to assess the level of job stress in nurses exposed to COVID- 19 in educational hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This case-control study was conducted on 335 nurses who were assigned to two groups of target (exposed to COVID-19 patients) and control (not exposed to COVID 19 patients). The Osipow questionnaire was used to evaluate job stress. Appropriate statistical analyzes were conducted at a significance level of 0.05.
Results: Based on the obtained results, the target and control groups significantly differed in the level of job stress with mean scores of 19.0.59±22.56 and 183.07± 21.52, respectively (P<0.05), and job stress was higher in the target group (P<0.05). The mean of all components of job stress was significantly different between the two groups (P<0.05). Moreover,  the mean of the job was significantly correlated with gender, physical activity, and employment status (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Due to the dramatic increase in job stress caused by COVID-19 exposure,  the availability of effective prevention or treatment strategies and strengthening the psychological services system are recommended. Furthermore, it is suggested to develop appropriate planning to control demographic factors affecting job stress, such as physical activity, and improve the employment status of nurses.
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