Volume 18, Issue 69 (4-2009)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2009, 18(69): 41-46 | Back to browse issues page

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Akouchekian S, Roohafza H, Hasan zadeh A, Mohammad Sharifi H. Relation between Social Support and Coping with Stress in Nurses in Psychiatric Ward. jour guilan uni med sci. 2009; 18 (69) :41-46
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Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Stress is the most common cause of mental and physical problems in employers. Nurses experience high level of stresses due to the nature of their job. Stress coping strategies effect on reaction against stresses. Social support has protective and effective role on stress coping strategies. Objectives: Detect the relation between coping with stress and social support in the nurses who worked in psychiatric ward. Materials and Methods: This descriptive analytic study was done on 47 nurses of the psychiatric wards of Isfahan training hospitals. The demographic data checklist and stress coping strategies and Saratoz social support questionnaire were filled. Statistical methods such as t-student, Spearmen-Pearson correlation were used to analyze data. Results: The mean age of the studied persons was 39.9 years old and the mean score of social support of them was l0.59±2.24. There was a reverse and significant relation between the social support and the age and duration of service, while there was a direct and significant relation between the social support and the education. There was a significant relation between sex and social support (more in singles) too. There was a direct relation between the social support and the ways of coping with stress (social-emotional support), a reverse and significant relation between social support and the reception and hopeful through. Conclusion: If there is more social support, increased using effective coping strategies and reduced using ineffective coping strategies. Considering the importance of the social support in high stress jobs such as nursing to increase the person's capacity against stress, increase social support by improving administrative relations and social security for the nurse personnel could be useful.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/24 | Accepted: 2013/11/24 | Published: 2013/11/24

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