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Tehrani H, Shojayizade D, Hoseiny SM, Alizadegan Sh. Relationship between Mental Health, personality Trait and Life Events in Nurses Working in Tehran Emergency Medical Service (Tehran 115). IJN. 2012; 25 (75) :52-59
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1248-en.html
1- PhD student, Center for Social Determinant of Health Promotion Research–Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
2- Professor, School of Public Health Tehran University of Medical Science- (*Corresponding Author) Tell: 09153661071 Email: shojayiade@yahoo.com , shojayizade@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim : Work place stress affects the mental health, performance and safety of nurses and their patients in health care centers. These nurses enter the work environment with various personalities and experience many events in their lives. Accordingly this study aims to determine the relationship between the mental health, personality trait and life events in nurses working in Tehran Emergency Medical Service (Tehran 115).

  Methods Materials : It was a descriptive correlational study. Two hundred nurses working in 115 Tehran Emergency service were randomly selected. Data was collected using General Health Questionnaire (GHO), scaling of life events and standard form of personality type and analyzed using SPSS-PC (v.16).

  Results : there was a significant relationship between mental health and personality trait and also life events (p=0.000). mental health status of bachelor nurses was better than operating room and anesthetic technicians (p<0.001) and they had experienced less stressful events (p<0.001).

  Conclusions : To select the right people for the job tenure, it is recommended that psychological tests such as personality traits to be done at the beginning of employment. Regular education programs and psychological counseling for these individuals is also recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/06/10 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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