Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The effects of perceived work-related stress on the life style, health and sleep of nurses]

GÁL-INGES Dóra, NÉMETH Anikó

OCTOBER 20, 2015

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2015;28(05)

[Aim of the research: The present study aim to assess how the stress level influences the life style, health and sleep. Research and sampling methods: A self-developed questionnaire was administered online during April and May 2015 (N=556). SPSS 9.0 was used for the data analysis; chi square, independent samples t-test and Spearman’s rank correlation were applied (p<0.05). Results: The higher the level of perceived stress is at work, the worse the self-rated health condition (p<0.001), quality (p<0.001) and quantity (p<0.001) of sleep and dietary habits (p<0.001) are. In the group with higher stress level at work intermittent insomnia (p=0.009) and tired mornings (p<0.001) were more frequent. Participants reported their meals to be irregular (p<0.001) and hasty (p=0.006). There were no significant differences regarding chronic illnesses and addictions compared to the group with lower work-related stress levels. Conclusions: According to these results the level of work-related stress correlates negatively with dietary habits, sleep and self-reported health status. ]

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