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Mohammadi N, Sadri Damirchi E. Comparing the mental health and happiness among nurses of psychiatric and physical wards . DMed. 2017; 25 (131) :73-80
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1834-en.html
University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
Abstract:   (1914 Views)
Background and Objective: Nurses working in psychiatrics and physical units are at risk of being compromised regarding happiness and mental health. The purpose of this study was to compare the mental health and happiness among nurses of psychiatric and physical wards.
Materials and Methods: The method of this study was causal-comparative. The population of this study included all nurses of psychiatric and physical wards in Ardabil city in the year 2015. From this population, 100 nurses (50 nurses of psychiatric ward and 50 nurses of normal physical ward) were selected as sample by using available sampling method. The tools used were Mental health (GHQ) questionnaire and Happiness Oxford questionnaire. Data analyzed using multivariate analyzed of variance.
Results: The finding showed that there were significant differences between the two groups with positive correlation between mental health and happiness (p<0.01). Specifically, the amount of mental health and happiness of nurses in physical ward was more than that of nurses of psychiatric ward (p<0.01).
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that the service to patients affects the psychological characteristics of their nurses, that is, nurses of psychiatric wards have less mental health and happiness as compared to nurses of normal physical wards.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی

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