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SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC AND PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF NURSES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES OF THE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OF ATHENS “DAFNI”

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Publication Year:

2021

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Pages: 177-192

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5651581

Abstract:

Introduction: The increase of job satisfaction in mental health nurses, working in community mental facilities, helps

them to become more efficient and understand the needs of individuals suffering from mental health problems.The aim

of the present study was to investigate sociodemographic and job characteristics, as well as the level of professional

satisfaction of nurses working in psychosocial rehabilitation facilities of the psychiatric hospital in Attica, named

Dafni.Material and Method: Two hundred and twenty nurses, working in the field of psychosocial rehabilitation completed

(a) a sociodemographic questionnaire, (b) Spectοr’s Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS). Results: Nursing staff consists

of mental health nurses (44.1%) and nursing assistants (55.9%) in the present study. 90% of the participants

were female; while the 65% were married, the 19.5% had a university-level education and the 25% had administrative

responsibilities. The 44.1% of our sample worked in hostels, 41.8% in nursing homes and 6.8% in Community Mental

Health Centers. More specifically, moderate levels of total professional satisfaction were observed. Concerning the dimensions

of satisfaction, low satisfaction rates were recorded in “salary”, “promotion” and in “privileges and benefits”.

High satisfaction rates were recorded in “supervision by their superiors”, “cooperation between colleagues” and “the

nature of their work”, while moderate satisfaction rates were reported in “communication” within facilities, as far as the

explanation of tasks and objectives is concerned. Conclusions: The results can be exploited by those with administrative

and scientific responsibilities in the field of mental health in order to recognize nurses’ difficulties and solve their

problems in psychosocial rehabilitation facilitie.

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