Author's Name: Yalçin Kanbay, Özgür Aslan, Elif Isik & Nurhayat KILIÇ
Subject Area: Health Science
Subject Nursing and Health Professions
Section Research Paper


Depression, Nurses, Burnout


Propose: This study was performed to investigate the depression levels of the nurses in an hospital. Method: This study is planned as a definer. Data were collected between September 2014 - December 2014 by applying "socio-demographic survey" and "Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)" whose main objective is to measure depression, to the 122 nurses. Analysis of the data was performed using; number, percentage, mean, variance analysis, test and correlation analysis. Results: Nurses are consist of 33.6% men, 66.4% women; 46.7% of the nurses have undergraduate, 32.8% have undergraduate and graduate degree while 20.5% have high school degree. 68.9% of the nurses have choosed profession willingly, 31.1% have chosed unintentionally.; 51.6% approciate the profession, 48.4% do not satisfiy. 45.9% of the nurses satisfies with the work environment, 54.1% of the nurses stated that they do not satisfy with their work environment. BDI scores of 56.6% of the nurses are in normal range, while in 26.2% mild depression, 10.7% moderate levels of depression and 6.6% are at violent depression levels. The nurses who chose profession unwillingly, who does not find profession appropriate for them, who does not satisfy with their work environment and who has medium/poor health perception have significantly higher BDI score (p <0.05). Conclusion: It was determined that about half of the the nurses have depression in varying degrees. Depression is more common for the nurses who chose profession unwillingly, who finds the profession unappropriate, who does not satisfy with their work environment and who has medium / poor health perception.

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