Level of Stress Among First Line Nurses in East Jeddah Hospital, Saudi Arabia During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Hasan Albarqi
Mohammed Alsharabi
Mohammed Alshamrani, Fahad ALhabanji
Fahad ALhabanji
Misharialharbi
Abdulrahman Alqarni, Mishari Alharbi

Abstract

Objective: This study sought to determine the level of occupational stress and the associated factors among first line nurses in East Jeddah Hospital, Saudi Arabia, during COVID-19.
Methodology: Data was collected from a sample of 250 first line nurses working in East Jeddah hospital using
survey questionnaires. The questionnaires consisted of occupational stress scale. The collected data was then analyzed using Chi-square and the descriptive statistical tools of SPSS.
Results: The analysis showed that 82.8% of the nurses had high level of stress and only 17.2% had moderate
stress. The level of occupational stress is affected by various demographic factors, including nurses’ age (p=.000; r=.713), level of education (p=.000; r=.655) marital status (p=.014; r=.624), and whether the nurses stayed alone or with others (p=.000; r=.507). Many work-related factors were also noted to affect the level of occupational stress,including department of work (p=.040; r=.756), hours of working (p=.000; r=.542), years of experience (p=.002; r=.734), access to PPEs (p=.000; r=.594), nature of relationship with the other coworkers (p=.000; r=.594) and nature of work relationship (p=.000; r=.597).
Conclusion: The high level of stress among the first line nurses varies with sociodemographic and work factors, and this calls for the healthcare systems to implement devise measures to address the propagating factors around stress among these nurses.

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Level of Stress Among First Line Nurses in East Jeddah Hospital, Saudi Arabia During COVID-19 Pandemic. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(1), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.37506/w494ww73
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Hasan Albarqi

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Alsharabi

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed Alshamrani, Fahad ALhabanji

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Fahad ALhabanji

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Misharialharbi

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Alqarni, Mishari Alharbi

Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Level of Stress Among First Line Nurses in East Jeddah Hospital, Saudi Arabia During COVID-19 Pandemic. (2024). International Journal of Nursing Education, 16(1), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.37506/w494ww73