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Study The Rate of Emotional Divorce and Predictive Factors in Nursing Staff in North of Iran
Mohammad Hassan Sahebihagh1, Zahra khorshidi2, ShirinBarzanjeh Atri2, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi3, Afagh hassanzadeh Rad4
1Tabriz Health Service Management Center, Community health nursing Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2Department of( Community ) Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Keywords : Divorce, Emotional divorce, Iran, Nurses
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Objectives: One of the stages of divorces emotional divorce. In emotional divorce, couples live separately under one roof. This situation seems to be likely happen for most nurses,due to the job conditions, working long hours, stressful job and low salary, as well as the impact of workplace stress, on marital relations Therefore, this article is intended to assess the rate of emotional divorce between nurses who work in hospitals of Rasht in Iran.

Materials and Methods: This is a Descriptive- cross-sectional study. 382 nurses whose workplace are hospitals of Rasht, were selected for the survey by the way of quota and random sampling. The desired survey consist of two questionnaire parts: Demographic information and Gottmann's emotional divorce scale. Results analyzing were accomplished via SPSS software (version 19), T tests, Anova, and logistic regression. The criterion of existence of statistical significant relation for all test is P <0/05 and CI = 95%.

Results: The results showed that the participation rates for women and men were 93.5% and 6.5 % men, respectively. Also, the rate of emotional divorce among nurses who participated in this study was 7.6%. The main predictor variables for emotionally divorced were living with spouse’s family, having relationship with family members and attempt to divorce

Conclusion: Although, the results suggest low level of emotional divorce rate among nurses who live in Rasht, it has been recommended that appropriate ways used for improving the life greatness and emotionally supporting from each couple, and also improving the nurses’ quality services for calmness of life matrimony, to decreased this low percentage with regards to the importance of this subject.

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