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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 209-217

Factors Associated to Stress of Nurses Working in Private Hospitals in Lalitpur District of Nepal

Krishna Kumari Paudel, Subedi

Nursing Director, Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal


Background: Job stress is an emotional and physical reaction due to the imbalance between individual’s priorities and responsibilities to the job. Nurses specifically are profoundly vulnerable to job stress since they have to perform tedious tasks repeatedly. If these problems are not treated on time, stress may increase resulting in the negativity to their work performance.
Objectives: The study is aimed at assessing the level of job stress among nurses working in selected private Hospitals of Nepal.
Methodology: A descriptive design was adopted for the study. A total of 254 nurses were included by using random sampling technique. Data was collected with self-administered structured questionnaire. Similarly, data was presented by using descriptive statistics to reveal demographic information. Mean, rank and extent of stressor were calculated and student’s ‘T’test (T test) and Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA) test were used to look for associations.
Results: Majority of participants (92%) were in moderate and high level job stress. Lack of career facilities was discovered as the major factor causing most frequent and more severe stress. Job stress would vary from hospitals to hospitals and units to units. It was intrigued that years of work experiences, education, age, marital status, children status and types of family had no direct role in job stress in nursing.
Conclusion: Dearth of sufficient career incentives is seen as a major stressor. In order to bolster the morale of the nurses, adequate incentive and motivation needs to be provided to them so as to lessen job stress in nursing. Stress differed according to different hospitals and different working units.

Key words: Job stress, Nurses, Work Performance .

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