The stress of nurses before and after the economic crisis

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Κατεύθυνση Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Giorgi Angeliki
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Κυριάκος Σουλιώτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Σχολή Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου, Επιβλέπων
Ιωάννης Τουντας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαρία Καντζανού, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Το στρες των νοσηλευτών πριν και μετά την οικονομική κρίση
Translated title:
The stress of nurses before and after the economic crisis
Occupational exhaustion is a syndrome that can lead nurses to psychosomatic problems and social isolation behavior. It is due to work and low quality nursing care.
The main purpose of this work was to investigate the level of occupational exhaustion and occupational satisfaction of nurses working in hospitals: GNA "KAT" and CHILDREN PANAGIOTIS AND AGLAIA KYRIAKOU during the economic crisis.
The effect of other parameters on the professional exhaustion of nurses, such as pay cuts, health issues, humanitarian relations, behavioral problems and job satisfaction, was also investigated.
Material and Method:
The measurement of occupational exhaustion and the factors that may affect it was done using an anonymous questionnaire. The research was quantitative and the sample was collected by simple random sampling.
The sample of the study consisted of 262 full-time nurses of the General Hospital of Attica "KAT" and the General Hospital of Children "P&A KYRIAKOU". Initially, 360 questionnaires were distributed, of which 262 were returned completed by TE and PE nurses.
The statistical package of social sciences SPSS was used for the analysis and for the comparison of the quantitative variables Student’s test and Anova.
The largest percentage of nurses reported that the economic crisis has reduced their wages (99.2%) and increased stress in their daily lives (97.3%). The average number of years of employment in this profession was 15, 52 years, with most working for more than 10 years (70.7%). Even the previous years of service seemed to affect the frequency with which nurses experience negative emotions.
The focus of nurses is directly related to the economic crisis. Reducing wages, intolerance of working conditions and the generally convincing attitude of nurses towards their work and future life significantly affect the responses given by nurses to their quality of life.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Work stress, Burnout syndrome, Nursing staff, Economic crisis
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