Volume 3, Issue 3 (9-2019)                   EBHPME 2019, 3(3): 182-190 | Back to browse issues page

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Ahmadi B, Rafiemanesh H, Shamlou R, Kor Y, Letafat Nezhad M, Mehtarpour M. Self-care Behaviors and Influential Factors among Nurses Working in the Hospitals of Tehran. EBHPME 2019; 3 (3) :182-190
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Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , m-mehtarpour@razi.tums.ac.ir
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Background: Nurses' self-care assessment and elimination of obstacles with appropriate interventions will have a great impact on their own health as well as the recipients of health services. This study was designed to evaluate self-care status among nurses in selected hospitals in Tehran, Iran.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 310 nurses working in Tehran University of Medical Sciences hospitals. Data were collected by a questionnaire with 70 questions that was conducted to evaluate the health level in five dimensions. Data were analyzed by using the statistical tests of MANOVA and Pearson’s correlation.
Results: The average scores of nurses' self-care in men and women were 244.1 and 245.3, respectively. The highest average score was for the supportive relationships dimension. There was a significant relationship between gender and self-care dimensions (P-value = 0.077). The average scores of self-care for nurses working in the emergency department, general department, surgical department, intensive care unit, and other sectors were 238.5, 247, 240.6, 245.6 and 251.1, respectively. There was a positive relation between supportive relationships dimension, age, and years of employment. In addition, there was a negative relation between the number of children and supportive relationships dimension (P-value < 0.05).
Conclusion: This study showed that self-care among nurses in the hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences was moderately high, in a good and acceptable situation. However, there were poor scores in some areas and further study of the nurses’ self-care and its promoting strategies is still required.
Keywords: Self-care, Nurses, Hospital, Iran
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Healt care Management
Received: 2019/05/7 | Accepted: 2019/09/30 | Published: 2019/09/30

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