Measurement of Job Stress & Satisfaction among Sudanese Doctors in Khartoum State – Sudan 2019

Authors : Hajer Ismat Daf Alla Alameen

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 9 - September

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Medicine has been one of the appreciated professions in Sudanese society, and doctors were role models for morals, dedication and satisfaction. However, doctors’ increase subjected to stress and their satisfaction was getting low, and eventually will affect the quality of health care provided, its continuity, the physician's performance, productivity and commitment. A descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study was conducted in governmental hospitals in Khartoum state in period from January to May 2019. An adopted questionnaire containing 3 sections which were sociodemographics characteristics, 21 questions to assess stress and 19 questions to assess 7 domains of job satisfaction were used. A total of 164 responses from doctors were collected from governmental hospitals in Khartoum state. Female were 87(53%). The majority of doctors were single 60.4%. A 94.5% of doctors were at moderate to severe level of stress. Overall 54% doctors were dissatisfied with their job. It is found that there was a strong association between job stress and satisfaction (p value = 0.000 less than 0.05). Most of the Sudanese doctors with different qualifications were stressed and dissatisfied with their job due to low salaries and poor working conditions and safety measures with strong association between stress & satisfaction.

Keywords : Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, Doctors.


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