Effect of chronic work stress in nursing staff

Authors: Ragini Shrivastava, Asha Shrivastava, Bhawna Bhimte
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(3): 3369-3371  |  PDF File

Abstract

Stress is a fundamental inevitable experience of modern work. The role of nursing is associated with multiple and conflicting demands imposed by nurse supervisors, managers, medical and administrative staff. Study comprised of 30 Nurses working at tertiary care centre for more than 10 years. Apart from questionnaire study, biochemical and physiological investigations were carried out contrast to non-working female of identical age group for appraisal of cardiovascular risk factors in nurses. Pragmatic deranged lipid profile with raised Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride level noted in nurses showed risk of CVD. Corresponding Body mass index, blood pressure, were also noted to be higher than the non-working female. Study investigation data made apparent that nurses are more towards occupational stress induced cardiovascular risk.