The prevalence of tobacco use, which is one of the important dimensions of the lifestyle of nurses, and the range of their job stress, have great effects on nurses' performance against patients.
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between job stress and active and passive consumption of tobacco in nurses in teaching hospitals of Bandar Abbas in 2018.
This was a descriptive-analytic study conducted on nurses using stratified random sampling in the emergency, critical care, and general and specialized wards. The OSIPOW Job Stress Questionnaire and a researcher-made questionnaire were used to examine the patterns of smoking after confirmation of validity and reliability.
Thirty-seven male and 183 female nurses participated in this study. The job stress rate was 179.15 ± 31.55 in men and 177.44 ± 24.39 in women. The frequency of active cigarette smoking in males and females were 10.8% and 9.3%, respectively. The relationship between job stress and active tobacco use in women was significant. In general and special wards, the relationship between job stress and passive cigarette use and active tobacco consumption were significant.
According to the results of this study, the consumption of active and passive tobacco use in many cases is related to job stress in nurses. It is needed to reduce the job stress and its subsequent psychological and behavioral effects, as well as reduce the effects of passive tobacco consumption in future plans with controlling actions.