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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2018, 6(1), 18-20
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-6-1-4
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Relationship of Work Stress to the Performance of Intensive Care Unit Nurses in Makassar

Ekayanti Hafidah Ahmad1, Alimin Maidin2, Tahir Abdullah3, Furqaan Naiem4, Syahruni Buraerah5, Rika Handayanif6 and Prihantono Prihantono7,

1Makassar Nursing Academy, Makassar, Indonesia

2Post-Graduate School, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

3Reproductive Health and Family, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University., Makassar, Indonesia

4Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

5Yapma Academy of Midwifery, Makassar, Indonesia

6Academy of Midwifery Syekh Yusuf Gowa, Makassar, Indonesia

7Departement of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Pub. Date: January 22, 2018

Cite this paper:
Ekayanti Hafidah Ahmad, Alimin Maidin, Tahir Abdullah, Furqaan Naiem, Syahruni Buraerah, Rika Handayanif and Prihantono Prihantono. Relationship of Work Stress to the Performance of Intensive Care Unit Nurses in Makassar. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2018; 6(1):18-20. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-6-1-4

Abstract

Aim: This study aims to determine the relationship between work stress to the performance of Intensive Care Unit nurses in Makassar Hospital. Method: This is quantitative research with the observational method using cross-sectional study. Samples were taken as many as 36 people as respondents conducted by using proportionate random sampling. Data collected through observation, interview, and documentation by using questionnaires Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10), and the data was analyzed through Gamma & Somer’s d test. Result: Female nurses in the ICU who suffered severe job stress, 91.7% have less performance, the correlation value of 0.522, significant with p-value = 0.001. Conclusion: This study shows that there is a relationship between work stress to the performance of Intensive Care Unit nurses in Makassar city hospitals. Lack of staff and lack of sleep regarded as physical stressors that can reduce the performance of ICU nurses.

Keywords:
work stress female nurse Intensive Care Unit

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