Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
A study to assess the level of stress among staff nurses in selected Bharati hospital Pune
Author(s): Monita Thockchom, Mayur Yadav, 3 Mayur Patidar, Jensa Samkutty, Nongthombam Bidyarani Devi
Abstract: This study investigated the causes and effects of nursing stress in the hospital environment. It was hypothesized that the sources and frequency of stress experienced by nursing staff were function of the type of unit on which they worked, level of training, trait anxiety, and socio demographic characteristic. Introduction: “The mind can go either direction under stress toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will learn under stress is strongly influenced by training. Frank Herbert, Dune, Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. Stress is a normal physiological response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. 15 Stress is the “non-specific response” of the body to any kind of demand made upon it. (Selye-1956). 16 SBSTRACTng GS OF THE STUDY:les were having stress.of Bharati Hospital.Objective: 1. To assess the level of stress among staff nurses. 2. To associate the level of stress with selected demographic variable. Method: The research method adopted for the study is non experimental descriptive approach was used. Modified questionnaire was used as 100 samples for the collection of data. Result: Major finding of the study are as follow: Findings related to demographic characteristics of the participants: The data shows that all participant where staff nurses from that majority (80%) of them where female and (60%) of participant where done their B.Sc Nursing. Out of 100 samples 75% were getting Rs 10,000 – Rs15, 000. 62% participants were unmarried and 64%of participant is in nuclear family. 52% were having 5 to 10 years of experience. 26% were doing recreational activities such as gardening and 32 % of participant was doing exercise for relaxation. Finding related to stress level: The section deal with the level of stress among staff nurses in selected Bharati Hospital. In that we found that out of 100 sample majority (42%) of staff nurses are having sever level of stress and 12% were having moderate level of stress and 24% were having mild level of stress. Only 22% of staff nurses were having normal level of stress. Only the marital status (p value 0.006) is found to be demographic variable and found to have significant association with the level of stress. Conclusion: In our study shows Most of the samples were having stress.