Work-related stress among nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic: What are the contributing factors?

Tita Rohita, Nursalam Nursalam, Muhammad Hadi, Iqbal Pramukti, Dedeng Nurkholik, Arifah Septiane, Idyatul Hasanah, Ika Adelia Susanti

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Objective: To analyze the contributing factors of work-related stress among nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 101 nurse practitioners from two hospitals in West Java, Indonesia. We distributed an online questionnaire to evaluate work-related stress and the data were analyzed using ordinal logistic regression. Results: More than half of the nurses experienced moderate work-related stress. The study revealed that nurses aged over 35 years old had a lower likelihood of experiencing work-related stress (AOR: 0.173; 95%CI: 0.038-0.782). Married nurses had a higher likelihood (AOR: 7.156; 95% CI: 1.456-35.163). Additionally, nurses with low and moderate workloads had a lower likelihood (AOR: 0.003; 95%CI: 0.000-0.051) and (AOR: 0.025; 95%CI: 0.005-0.116), respectively. Conclusion: The consideration of age, marital status, and workload is essential in effectively addressing work-related stress among nurse practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20220586
JournalRevista brasileira de enfermagem
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Descriptors: COVID-19
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Stress
  • Stress
  • Workload


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