Stress Level of Nurses in Intensive Care Unit

  • Barkah Waladani Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong
  • Ni’matul Khoirin Nida Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong
  • Endah Setianingsih Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong
Keywords: Intensive Care; Nurse; Stress

Abstract

Nurses as the front line in the implementation of health services, actions, and nursing
care. A nurse has emotional sensitivity in dealing with a situation, condition, and patient
situation in the hospital. Behind their roles and duties, it turns out that nurses experience
psychological disorders, namely stress. This study was conducted to determine the stress
level of nurses in the intensive care unit of RSUD Dr. Soedirman, Kebumen. This study
used a descriptive design with a cross-sectional design. Respondents in this study were 35
respondents. The research instrument used a Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 42
questionnaire translated into Indonesian. The analysis used a descriptive test. The results
obtained by nurses in the Intensive Care Installation Room, RSUD Dr. Sudirman mostly
aged 30 years (60.0%), female (74.3%), undergraduate education (54.3%), working period
5 years (71.4%) and married (85.7%). Sudirman mostly with a moderate level of stress
category as many as 14 respondents (40.0%). The conclusion that’s nurses in the intensive
care unit experience moderate stress.

Published
2022-06-30