Psychometric Evaluation of Stress in 17,414 Critical Care Unit Nurses: Effects of Age, Gender, and Working Conditions

Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Farshid Rahimibashar, Paul C. Guest, Leila Karimi, Amirhossein Sahebkar

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Recent events regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated the importance of healthcare workers around the world and the stressful working conditions that are often associated with their profession. The severity of stress can be influenced by a number of factors such as age, seniority gender, family status, and position in the wards. Thus, it is important to monitor signs of stress and other psychiatric symptoms in order to understand the mediating factors and guide appropriate interventions. Here, we describe a cross-sectional study of 17,414 nurses from 31 Iranian cities carried out from 2011 to 2015, using a 22-item tool of work stressors. The tool examined interactive, managerial, and situational domains and the main objective was to identify the main background variables associated with the stress of nurses in critical care settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Subtitle of host publicationPart II
EditorsPaul C. Guest
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030550356
ISBN (Print)9783030550349
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Age
  • Gender
  • Iran
  • Nurse
  • Psychometric
  • Stress measure

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