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Farzianpour F, Ansari Nosrati S, Rahimi Foroushani A. Survey of Relationship between Nurses Shift and Personality Characteristics in Private Hospitals in Tehran City. payavard. 2017; 10 (5) :419-428
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6114-en.html

1- Associate Professor, Health Management & Economic Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Farzianp@tums.ac.ir
2- Master of Science in Health Care Management, Health Management & Economic Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Professor, Epidemiology and Statistic Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: Due to social development, population growth, industrialization of countries and require some work, most of the employees are working with program shift. The purpose of this study was determination of relationship between nurses shift rotation and personality characteristics and coping strategies in selected private hospitals in Tehran, Iran.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive and cross-sectional study standard shift work questionnaire and Eysenck personality questionnaire was used. After confirming the validity and reliability (Cronbach's alpha 0.73), the questionnaire was distributed among 305 nurses and 6 non-governmental hospitals in Tehran on the cluster random sampling method. Descriptive and analytical methods were used for data analysis using SPSSv.22 software.
Results: 43.6 percent of nurses participating in the study were introverted and 56.4 percent were extroverted. The results showed that there was a meaningful statistical relationship between age and health (p=0.008), gender and physical health (p=0.015), education level and physical health (p=0.014), gender and physical-cognitive anxiety (p=0.006), age and family- socioeconomic status (p=0.001), marital status and family-socioeconomic status (p=0.001), second occupation and family-socioeconomic status (p=0.001). 
Conclusion: Planning according to nurses working hours standard and to avoid overtime, especially nurses who have more experience can prevent severe complications of shift work and improve health and the quality of care. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2017/01/31 | Accepted: 2017/01/31 | Published: 2017/01/31

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