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Revista Salud Uninorte

On-line version ISSN 2011-7531


CASTILLO AVILA, Irma Y et al. Labor Stress in nursing and associate factors: Cartagena (Colombia). Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.1, pp.34-43. ISSN 2011-7531.

Objective: To determine the factors associated with work stress in nurses at two hospitals in the city of Cartagena. Methods: We performed across-sectional analytical study. The population fell to 156 nurses Emergency Services, Hospital, Adult ICU, Surgery, Outpatient, two hospitals in the city of Cartagena. For data collect on we used the Spanish version of the instrument "The Nursing Stress Scale" (NSS), which assesses seven factors related to the physical environment, the psychological environment and two related to the social environmentin the hospital. For the analysis of the data using descriptive statistics, we conducted bivariate analyzes using probability Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney U to estimate significant differences between variables averages. Results:The study involved 156 nursesat two hospitals inthe city of Cartagena, with a mean age of 33.2 years, 94.2% (147) are female. Thehighprevalence of stress corresponded to 33.9% (53) of respondents. Variables are associated with stress, age less than 30 years, having a partner, having more than one childin the outpatient work, have afixed term contract, be linked to the company for more than two years and have more than five years of experience in office.> Conclusion: The presence of stress in professionals is mainly associated with personal and work factors such as services in which they work and the type of contract.

Keywords : burnout; professional; nurse; work.

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