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MENTAL HEALTH STATUS AMONG NURSES IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, KOLKATA

Dr. Muktisadhan Maiti*, Dr. Shibani Datta, Dr. Debadatta Chakrabarty, Dr. Aparajita Dasgupta, Dr. Manjula M.

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Background: The strain caused by occupational differentials among nurses may lead to chronic and acute physiological responses, psychological reactions and Behavioural changes, and a possible decrease in functional capacity and work ability. Purpose: The primary focus of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress, and their correlates , in the nursing workforce of Medical College Hospital (MCH), Kolkata, India. Methods: Hospital based cross sectional study was conducted at MCH, Kolkata, during the period from April to September, 2015 enumerating all nursing professionals (n=545) with a interviewer administered questionnaire & DASS21; SPSS16 version was used for analysis . Results: Workload (history)was a good predictor of depression [AOR= 2.19 (1.10 – 4.38)] , anxiety [AOR= 4.81 (2.32 – 9.94)] and stress [AOR= 6.84 (3.83 -12.21) ] respectively when adjusted with relevant variables. Implication: NCD risk factors emerged as significant contributors to Mental health status; so nurses, if necessary, should make change to their life style to ensure a good work-life balance.

Keywords: Workload, Depression, Anxiety, Stress.


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