Volume 15, Number 3 (9-2013)                   yafte 2013, 15(3): 62-69 | Back to browse issues page


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Badrizadeh A, farhadi A, Tarrahi M J, Saki M, Beiranvand G. Mental health status of the nurses working in khorramabad state hospitals. yafte. 2013; 15 (3) :62-69
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-1367-en.html

MSc in clinical Psychology
Abstract:   (6879 Views)
Background : Due to the harsh conditions of work and job problems of nurses, they experience more job stress and are more vulnerable. The nurses who have not suitable general mental health, are not able to render effective care to patients. Regarding the importance of mental health promotion of nurses and their key role in the quality of nursing care, this research was carried out to determine nurses mental health status. Materials and Methods: This research was a correlated cross - sectional study conducted on 169 nurses working in hospitals of Lorestan university of medical sciences.Data gathered by a questionnaire including demographic information and mental health questionnaire (GHQ-28) and then using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), inferential statistics (chi -squar) and T-test and ANOVA, and finally by use of SPSS software were analyzed. Results: A total of 78 patients (46.2%) were asymptomatic and 91 (53. %) were marked. Overall total mental health was an average of 27.9% and a standard deviation of 13.1, respectively. Findings of the study showed no significant relation between demographic features (sex, marital status, record of service and income level) and mental health, but significant association was found between physical activity and mental health. Conclusion: Regarding the significant and positive effects of physical activity on mental health, it seems necessary for nurses to do regular physical activities in their life and enhance their mental health.
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Received: 2013/11/9 | Accepted: 2013/11/9 | Published: 2013/11/9

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