Impact of work place psychological hazards upon nurse midwives quality of care at delivery rooms in Maternity Hospitals in Thi-Qar Governorate

  • Layla Aoun Khudhair Academic nurse, Ministry of Health, Thi-Qar Health Directorate, Thi-Qar,
  • Rabea Mohsen Ali Maternal & Neonate Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad
  • Zahid Jassim Mohamed Basic science Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad

Abstract

To assess nurse-midwives exposures to psychological health hazards, and to find out the impact of work place psychological health hazards on nurse midwives care quality. A descriptive study was conducted on a “purposive” sample of 80 nurses midwives at five hospitals in Thi-Qar Governorate from the period of 3rd June until 3rd July 2016. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: socio-demographical & general information, health problems (chronic diseases and psychological hazards), and childbirth preparation environment. Reliability was determined through pilot study. A descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The highest percentage within the age group (17–27), good educational levels, married, and have less than five years of experience in midwifery, morning period practice time, and having hypertension. Results indicate that psychological hazards are assigned low assessment, and all main domains regarding childbirth preparation environment had a moderate and high assessment status, since two items had a high assessment 2(25%), while leftover reported moderate assessment 6(75%). Weak relationships with no significant differences at P > 0.05 between psychological health hazard, and socio-demographic characteristics, except with work practice time, highly significant at P < 0.01. In addition to that, the results show weak relationships with no significance at P > 0.05 between childbirth preparation environment and socio-demographic characteristics, except with age groups, marital status and work practice time. Psychological hazards faced at work place upon nurse midwives reported weak impact on their quality of care. The study concludes that “Childbirth Preparation Environment” of nurses staff midwives are reported moderate quality of care.
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2017-06-27
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KHUDHAIR, Layla Aoun; ALI, Rabea Mohsen; MOHAMED, Zahid Jassim. Impact of work place psychological hazards upon nurse midwives quality of care at delivery rooms in Maternity Hospitals in Thi-Qar Governorate. Iraqi Journal of Public Health, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, june 2017. ISSN 2521-7267. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/ijph/article/view/155>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2017.
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