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Ciencia & trabajo

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Abstract

LUENGO MARTINEZ, Carolina Elena; ASTUDILLO ARAYA, Ángela  and  CONTRERAS CONTRERAS, Sonia. Relationship between the change of work environment caused by 27 february 2010 seismic post-event and the presence of anxiety and stress in professional nursing. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.49, pp.1-8. ISSN 0718-2449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-24492014000100002.

Objective: Determine the relationship between symptoms of anxiety and occupational stress in nursing professionals of two hospitals of the Province of Ñuble with changes in the work environment by seismic post-event. Method: quantitative and correlational study in 64 nurses. The Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Anxiety and Depression Scale of Goldberg and a questionnaire to identify changes in the work environment in seismic post-event, were applied. Results: 56.25% of the subjects had symptoms of anxiety, 59.38% of depression, 84.38% an average stress level. Modification of the physical space was the most stressful change. The change in the quality of supplies used, pathology of user and attention flowchart, associate statistically with the presence of anxiety in nurses. Conclusion: The seismic event caused several changes in the work environment, and those changes can be related to the generation of anxiety in the nursing professional, who is a cornerstone of all health care, therefore, as having good mental health their services will be more effective, efficient and timely, increasing the quality of care to users.

Keywords : ANXIETY SYMPTOMS; CHANGES IN THE WORK ENVIROMENT; JOB STRESS; SEISMIC EVENT; NATURAL DISASTER.

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