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Prevalence of depression in psychiatric nurses and comparison with other parts of the AJA hospitals
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Introduction: According to many previous studies, nurses are exposed to occupational stress and there are some studies reported significant rates of depression among this group. Methods: In a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study on nurses of AJA hospitals (psychiatric and general) in 2012, the prevalence of depression was evaluated in 173 nurses from five different hospital departments through Beck’s standardized questionnaire. Data was obtained by interviews to assess the association between independent variables and depression. Results were analyzed using chi-square and ANOVA statistical tests. Results: About 20.2% of participants had moderate to severe depression. Although, the rate of moderate and severe depression (BDI scores above 18) among nurses and healthcare workers of the psychiatric ward (25%) and surgery (23%) was greater than the ICU (18%) and urology and ENT wards, the difference was not statistically significant. Discussion: Few studies emphasizing on hard work in psychiatric nursing personnel are available. But it seems that in addition to concern for mental fatigue and burnout among nurses in ICU and surgical wards, it is important to pay attention to psychological issues of nurses in other wards - including psychiatry - which have a prominent role in the promotion of mental health.
Keywords: Depression, Nurses, Psychiatry ward
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/18 | Accepted: 2014/03/18 | Published: 2014/03/18
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Prevalence of depression in psychiatric nurses and comparison with other parts of the AJA hospitals. NPWJM. 2014; 1 (1) :11-16
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