Work Place Stress Amongst Health Workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

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Background: An individual's health and outlook on life are both improved in many ways by having a job. The amount of stress that some individuals experience at work, however, far surpasses any potential advantages and sometimes endangers their health. One of the most serious concerns linked with having a job is stress. Therefore, the aim of the study was to assess workplace stress among healthcare workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH, Benin City.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at UBTH, Benin City from June to December 2022. Simple random sampling technique was applied to recruit study participants. Data were collected using structured self-administered questionnaire. Descriptive univariate and bivariate statistics were carried out. The statistical association was declared using adjusted odds ratio at 95% confidence interval (CI) and P-value of less than 0.05.

Results: A total of 101 study participants were involved in the study, and the response rate was 100%. More than half, 61 (60.4%) of the participants were females. Forty-one (40.1%) of the participants were between the ages of 30 – 39 years. The prevalence of work-place stress in this study was 18.8%. There was no significant association between socio-demographic characteristics and prevalence of workplace stress.

Conclusion: Workplace place stress among the health-care personnel in this study is low.

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