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Occupational exhaustion and its related factors in nurses and midwives of semnan university of medical sciences
Neamat Sotodeh Asl 1, Amir Hooshang Bakhtiari Dr2
1- Instructor , sotodeh1@Yahoo.com
2- Associate Professor
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Occupational exhaustion is one of the essential factors influencing performance quality of staff and has been reported in social workers, policemen, doctors, nurses and individuales having stressful jobs. As the occupational exhaustion may affect the quality of the services of the health care organizations. This study has been designed to investigate the level of occupational exhaustion in the nurses and midwives who work in the health and care units of Semnan University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). Methods and Materials: This is a descriptive cross sectional study which measured the demographic data and OE level of all nurses and midwives of SUMS. A standard questionnaire (Maslage and Jackson, 1981) was used to measure the OE level in three different fields including: 1) emotional exhaustion, 2) depersonalization 3) personal promotion. Results: The findings of this study showed that increasing daily work-hours to over 8 hours/day may influence significantly initiation of the emotional exhaustion in nurses and midwives (p<0.05). A significant reverse relation was detected between the experience period and emotional exhaustion, so the people with less experience period showed higher emotional exhaustion (p<0.05). A higher level of emotional exhaustion was also observed in staff working in rotational shifts (p<0.05). Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate that the emotional exhaustion is the most important sequel of occupational exhaustion, which has been observed among the SUMS staff. Paying attention to the development of communicative skills, controlling the contributing factors such as work-hours/day and sensible work programs may decrease the emotional exhaustion and so improve the quality of the services of the health care organizations. Key words: Occupational exhaustion, Nurse, Midwife.
Keywords: Occupational exhaustion, Nurse, Midwife
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/10/27
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Volume 11, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2006) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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