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Turnover intention among intensive care unit nurses in Alexandria, Egypt

Mosallam, Rasha; Hamidi, Samer; Elrefaay, Manal

Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins -- Volume: 90 Issue: 2; (pages 46-51) -- 2015

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  • Title:
    Turnover intention among intensive care unit nurses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Author: Mosallam, Rasha;
    Hamidi, Samer;
    Elrefaay, Manal
  • Found In: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association. Volume 90:Number 2(2015); 201506; 46-51
  • Journal Title: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
  • Subjects: Public health; Public health; LCSH: Public health; Dewey: 362.105
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Abstract: Background

    Given the difficulty in recruiting new nurses, it is imperative to retain those already in the profession. This cross-sectional study explored the relationship of demographic and work-related factors, burnout, conflict management and relationship between nurses and physicians on turnover intentions among ICU nurses in eight major hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt.

    Subjects and methods

    Data on burnout, conflict management, nurse–physician communication, and turnover intention were collected by surveying 100 nurses in eight hospitals in Alexandria governorate. All nurses at the ICU of selected hospitals were approached (n=100) and a 47-item Likert scale questionnaire was administered to explore the factors affecting the turnover intention of ICU nurses in Alexandria.

    Results

    ICU nurses exhibited a mean score for turnover intention of 3.23 (mean score percentage 65.0%). There was a moderately positive statistically significant correlation between turnover intention and emotional exhaustion (r=0.29,P<0.05), nurse–physician communication (r=0.25,P<0.05), and age (r=0.21,P<0.05). The predicting factors for turnover intention were emotional exhaustion and age.

    Conclusion and recommendation

    Nurses turnover intention at the ICU of the selected hospitals is high and is significantly associated with nurses' emotional exhaustion, poor nurse–physician communication, and nurses age.


  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0013-2446
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100050738801.0x000001

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