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Enfermería Global

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PINEIRO FRAGA, María. Stress and related factors in psychiatric hospitalization personal health: a study of prevalence. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.31, pp.125-150. ISSN 1695-6141.

The nursing staff has been identified as likely to have high levels of stress due both. To psychological and emotional involvement that comes with job nursing as organizational aspects of thereof. The aim of this study is to identify both the level of stress; as it related factors (mechanisms coping, job satisfaction and emotional intelligence perceived) in nurses working at psychiatric hospitalization units in Hospital University of Vigo. For this, we have conducted a prevalence study in which the data were collected using self-applied scales. The results show that the more stressors frequent in this group are "frequent interruptions in the discharge of their duties "" Feeling powerless in the case of a patient does not improve ""Watching a patient suffering" and "making too many tasks that don't belong to the nursing field. "In identifying job satisfaction factors with higher scores have been, "Job Satisfaction", "personal relationship" and "Suitability for the job". With regard to the mechanisms of coping the highest scoring were: Resolution problems, Wishful Thinking, Social Support and Restructuring cognitive. Finally, the study of emotional intelligence shows that perceived need to improve their emotional care as pay little, while the emotional clarity and repair emotional presents an appropriate score.

Keywords : Nursing; Stress at work; Coping mechanisms; Job satisfaction; Emotional Intelligence.

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