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 Volume 7, Issue 8 (August 2020), Pages: 137-141


 Original Research Paper

 Title: A cross-sectional study on the stress level and demographics of hospital workers

 Author(s): Jordan H. Llego 1, 2, *


 1College of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, University of Ha’il, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
 2Graduate School, Texila American University, Georgetown, Guyana

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This study aims to know the stress level of the respondents, the comparison and relationship between stress level and demographic profile of the respondents. This study uses a cross-sectional research design; total enumeration is utilized with 295 hospital workers. This study used a survey as the primary data gathering tool. Statistical test used were frequency, percentage, median, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, and Kendall-tau. The median reveals a score of 14.00 for the level of stress of the respondents. Test of difference between stress level across their profile reveals: For sex Mann-Whitney U test shows a score of U (293)= 11165.50 p= 0.13. For age Kruskal-Wallis H test shows X2 (3)= 7.69, p= 0.06; for monthly income Kruskal-Wallis H test shows X2 (5)=8.45, p= 0.13; for department assigned Kruskal-Wallis H test shows X2 (5)=26.56, p= 0.01. For the test of the relationship between stress level and age and monthly income of the respondents, Kendall-tau reveals a score of Tb=-0.10, p= 0.03, and Tb= -0.06, p= 0.22, respectively. The respondents are experiencing a healthy amount of stress; the stress level of the respondents are not dependent on their sex, age, and monthly income, instead stress level is dependent of the department of assignment, in which nurses are experiencing more stress among the profession of the respondents; finally, monthly income has no influence with the stress level of the respondents, but their age has a minimal reverse influence on their stress level. 

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 Keywords: Correlation, Comparative, Demographics, Healthcare workers, Stress

 Article History: Received 2 February 2020, Received in revised form 15 May 2020, Accepted 15 May 2020


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 Ethical consideration:

The researcher sought the approval of the concerned authorities from the hospital before the data collection. There is a letter of consent that is attached to the survey. The respondents have the right to refuse and not to participate in the study without any coercion. All data is treated with the highest respect, confidentiality, and anonymity.

 Conflict of interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Llego JH (2020). A cross-sectional study on the stress level and demographics of hospital workers. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 7(8): 137-141

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