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SJKU 2017, 22(4): 91-100 Back to browse issues page
Nurses’ mental health in Iran: A national survey in teaching hospitals
Freidoon Kheyri 1, Naeemeh Seyedfatemi Dr2, Fatemeh Oskouei Dr * 3, Marjan Mardani-Hamooleh Dr4
1- Assistant Professor Center for Nursing Care Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- professor Center for Nursing Care Research, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- professor Center for Nursing Care Research, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , fatemehoskouie@gmail.com
4- Assistant Professor Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (639 Views)
 Background and Aim: Mental health disorders are common problems among health care professionals such as nurses, which can create great problems .The aim of this study was to evaluate mental health status in nursing personnel in the teaching hospitals.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed in 2013 and included 5837 nurses working in educational hospitals affiliated to the medical universities in Iran. Data were collected by using a general health questionnaire (GHQ- 28) and were analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics using SPSS18 software.
Results: The results showed that 30.2% of the nurses were mentally healthy and 69.8% of them were exposed to mental health disorders. The mean score of mental health was 31.11± 12.37. The highest mean score (the worst condition) of the unhealthy nurses belonged to social performance domain (12.86 ± 3.38) and the lowest mean score (the best condition) was related to depression domain (4.1 ± 3.02).
Conclusion: Attention to mental health of the nursing personnel is of great importance and can lead to improvement of nursing care quality. Psychological counseling for nursing personnel is also recommended.
Key words: Mental health, Nurse, Teaching hospital, Iran
Received: Sep 28, 2016       Accepted: Jun 14, 2017  
Keywords: Mental health, Nurse, Teaching hospital, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/09/21 | Accepted: 2017/09/21 | Published: 2017/09/21
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Volume 22, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2017) 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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