General health and its association with sleep quality in two groups of nurses with and without shift working in educational centers of Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS

Soleimani, MohammadAli. and Masoudi, Reza. and Sadeghi, Tahereh. and Bahrami, Nasim. and Ghorbani, Mostafa. and HasanPour-Dehkordi, Ali. (2008) General health and its association with sleep quality in two groups of nurses with and without shift working in educational centers of Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci, 10 (3).

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Abstract

Background and aim: The health condition of nurses as caregivers influences the quality of care received by patients. To reach the maximum performance, nurses themselves need be health. Nurses, because of the nature of their career confront many types of stresses in their work environment and they are among people that are prone sleep disorder because of working in morning, evening, night and especially, rotation shifts. The aim of this study is comparison of the general health and sleep quality of nurses in two groups of without shift and with shift working in IUMS- 2006. Methods: It was a descriptive - analytical study. The setting was hospitals affiliated to IUMS. Five hundreds and twenty nurses were recruited using stratified random sampling. To survey the general health and sleep quality of nurses General Health Questionnaire - 28 and Pitsberg Sleep Quality Index tools were used. Results: Chi – Square test indicatod that there was a significant difference between general health of without shift and with shift workers, so that general health of without shift workers was better than rotation shift ones. The sleep quality of without shift nurses was also better than rotation shift ones (r=0.692, P<0.001). There was a direct correlation between general health state and sleep quality (P<0.001). Conclusion: Based of the finding of this study, appropriate and efficient managmant and careful planning of working shifts is suggest to reduce sleep disturbances in nurses. Promotion of nurse’s quality of sleep can promote their general health and eventually promotes the quality care of patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General health, Nurses, Sleep quality, Shift working
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 05:45
Last Modified: 20 May 2018 09:06
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6780

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