Health Status of Nurses Working at a University Hospital in Bangladesh

Author's Name: Rokshana Akter Roji, Khaleda Akter, Jinnat Rehana & Mohammad Nurul Anowar
Subject Area: Health Science
Subject Other
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Bangladesh, General Ward, Health status, ICU, Nurse, Stress


Abstract

Nurses form a fundamental part of the health workforce. While nurses’ health is at risk as comparing with other people due to workplace stress. The purpose of the study is to examine the health status of nurses working at a university hospital in Bangladesh. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 94 nurses using convenience sampling technique. Two self-administered questionnaires including socio-demographic and SF health status questionnaire were used. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean age of the participants was 28.15. The total mean score of health status scale was 3.18 (out of 5). Bi-variate analysis showed the significant socio-demographic variables associated with health status in terms of type of unit (p=.001), shift work (p=.010), job stress (p=.000) and job satisfaction (p=.038). The study explored the poor health status of ICU nurses who worked in night shift as well as stressed and dissatisfied with job. Therefore, overall findings suggested improved workplace conditions and promoted health status can be ensured by coping techniques among nurses.

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