Central European Annals of Clinical Research

(ISSN: 2668-7305) Open Access Journal
CEACR 2019, 1(1), 3; doi: 10.35995/xx.xx.ceacr.ceacr1010003

Occupational Stress and Burnout Syndrome among ICU Nurses. A Prospective Observational Study

1 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Oradea 410073, Romania; (V.H.); (A.V.); (C.T.); (L.D.); (C.P.); (M.N.); (C.D.)
2 Clinical of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Emergency Clinical County Hospital of Oradea, Oradea 410169, Romania
3 Faculty of Medicine, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara 300041, Romania;
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Received: 25 Nov 2019 / Revised: 26 Nov 2019 / Accepted: 2019-11-26 / Published: 2019-12-03
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ABSTRACT

Nurses in Intensive Care Units (ICU) may be exposed to considerable stress of work. High levels of stress in ICU nurses affect the quality of nursing and the quality of life at work. Determination of occupational stress levels, burnout syndrome and overall job satisfaction among ICU nurses. The research was conducted in Intensive Care Unit of Emergency Clinical County Hospital of Oradea, Romania. Data were collected from the questionnaires, 29 nurses (of the 35) were selected for this study. Professional stress factors have been assessed through Expanded Nurses Stress Scale (ENSS), burnout syndrome through Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), while overall job satisfaction was measured by a 7-step Likert scale. The highest levels of stress were associated with workload and conflicts with other health professionals, professional relationship between nurses have been described as the least stressful. About burnout levels: a high score for emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, and a low score for professional achievements. Professional satisfaction has reached an average level. The fidelity of the scales was verified by the Cronbach’s alfa coefficient: Expanded Nurses Stress Scale (ENSS) (0.98) and Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) (0.73).
Keywords: occupational stress; burnout; ICU nurses; professional satisfaction
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Cotrau, P.; Hodosan, V.; Vladu, A.; Timar, C.; Daina, L.; Pantis, C.; Negrau, M.; Daina, C.; Vernic, C. Occupational Stress and Burnout Syndrome among ICU Nurses. A Prospective Observational Study. CEACR 2019, 1, 3.
Cotrau P, Hodosan V, Vladu A, Timar C, Daina L, Pantis C, Negrau M, Daina C, Vernic C. Occupational Stress and Burnout Syndrome among ICU Nurses. A Prospective Observational Study. Central European Annals of Clinical Research. 2019; 1(1):3.
Cotrau, Petru; Hodosan, Viviana; Vladu, Adriana; Timar, Călin; Daina, Lucia; Pantis, Carmen; Negrau, Marcel; Daina, Cristian; Vernic, Corina. 2019. "Occupational Stress and Burnout Syndrome among ICU Nurses. A Prospective Observational Study." CEACR 1, no. 1: 3.
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