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Asurvey on depression and its related factors in Nurses who work in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences-2008

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Author(s): M. Dehghani | M. Zoladl | SH. Boland-Parvaz | Z. Keshtkaran | R. Mahmoudi | A. Jabbarnejad

Journal: Iran Occupational Health
ISSN 1735-5133

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: depression | nurse | hospital | Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

ABSTRACT
Background and aimsThe extensive domains of Nurses' activities and Nursing nature as interdisciplinary science can cause Work pressure and mood disturbance especially depression in Nurses. According to this fact that patient safety was correlated with work place situation and well being of health care providers, this study was aimed to determine Nurses' depression and its associated factors in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.MethodsParticipants in this descriptive cross sectional study were 311 Nurses who work in Namazi Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. In this research, the data collecting tools were Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and demographic information form. These data were analyzed by SPSS.win 11 software with using descriptive and inferential statistic such as Chi-square and one way ANOVA.ResultsFindings indicate that 41.2% of Nurses are normal and the others suffer from mild (42.4%), moderate (13.8%) and severe depression(2.6%).Analyses using Chi-square showed that depression intensity of Nurses who work in emergency ward and critical care units were morethan depression level of the rest(P=0.001). Also, there was significant statistical relationship between depression severity and Nurses' satisfaction of their sleep (P=0.015).ConclusionCurrent Nursing work place situation can cause emotional strain and depression. Thus researchers suggest that Hospital Nurse Offices should be use the psychiatric mental health nurse for consult services and education to nurses about coping strategies and management ofdepressed mood.
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