Effect of Aggressive Behavior of The Schizoprenic Patients on The Level of Stress of Mental Health Nurses at South East Sulawesi Mental Hospital


Baulija, Sukma Ayu, Habel Pandonggi

 

Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The dispute of job stress among nurses is one of the core concerns in the field of psy­chiatric nursing. It was  found that  stress  brought  harmful  impacts  on  both  nurses’ health  and  their  ability  to cope  with  job demands.  The study aimed to exa­­mine the effects of ag­gre­s­sive behavior of the schizoprenic patients on the level of stress of mental health nurses at South East Sulawesi mental hospital.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at govermental psy­chiatric hos­pital South East Sulawesi Province. A total sample of 62 psychiatric nurses was selected for this study by simple random sampling. The dependent variable was level of stress. The inde­pendent variable was aggressive behavior of the schi­zo­prenic patients. The data were colected by questionnaire. Strength of correlation was mea­sured by Spearman correlation coefficient.

Results: Level of stress of mental health nurses was correlated with aggressive beha­vior of the schizoprenic patients (r=0.19; p= 0.010).

Conclusion: Level of stress of mental health nurses is correlated with aggressive beha­vior of the schizoprenic patients.

Keywords: aggressive behavior, schizoprenic patients, level of stress.

Correspondence: Baulija. Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya. Jl. A.H. Nasution No. G37, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Email: baulija@gmail.com. Mobile: 0813 4161 0798.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.01.28

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