Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 2

Service Utilization of Stress Management Clinics Among Workers in Tertiary Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saad Mohammed Bin Own, Abdullah Abdulrahman Al Deailj, Mostafa Kofi*, Shahad Alwathnani and Nouf Aljunaidel

Family Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Mostafa Kofi, Family Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received: December 26, 2023; Published: January 10, 2024


Background: Stress in the workplace is associated with a negative impact on the socioeconomic development of Saudi Arabia. Looking into the causative factors of stress-inducing factors in a tertiary care hospital among healthcare workers allows us to closely examine the factors associated with addressing them. This would provide good data for future policymakers.

Objectives: The study aim is to assess the patterns of service utilization of stress clinics among workers in Tertiary Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methodology: This is an observational cross-sectional study. Workers attending the stress management clinic are over 18 years of age. The sample size is 100 patients. Data gathering is a simple random technique. A questionnaire was developed in Arabic language. Data was collected from the clinical records of patients after informed consent.

Results: High stress levels were prevalent among female workers (58.5%) aged 31-45 years (50.8%) and working as nurses (53.8%). The leading causes of stress were identified as heavy workload (27.7%) and job insecurity (24.6%). Most workers (89.2%) accessed stress management clinic services irregularly (78.5%), primarily engaging in counseling sessions (89.2%) less than twice a year (78.5%). Furthermore, certain service features exhibited significant differences across various sociodemographic subgroups (with p-values <0.05).

Conclusions: A tailored approach is required to address the cause of increased stress levels and to improve the beneficial impact of stress management clinics by making healthcare workers regular in their visits.

 Keywords: Stress Management; Healthcare Services; Workers; Workplace; Saudi Arabia


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Citation: Mostafa Kofi., et al. “Service Utilization of Stress Management Clinics Among Workers in Tertiary Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.2 (2024): 10-18.


Copyright: © 2024 Mostafa Kofi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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