A study to assess the occupational stress and contributing factors among the ICU Staff nurses working in selected government and private hospitals of sangli, miraj, kupwad corporation area. OBJECTIVES: 1] To assess the occupational stress among the ICU staff Nurses working in selected government hospital. 2] To assess the occupational stress among private ICU staff Nurses working in selected private hospital. 3] To compare the occupational stress between selected government and private ICU staff Nurses.4] To compare the mean of contributing factors of occupational stress among the government and private hospitals. 5] To find out the factors contributing on occupational stress among ICU staff nurses working in selected government and private hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross sectional descriptive design was conducted to assess the level of occupational stress and its contributing factors. The Reliability coefficient r of the work place stress scale and semi structure questionnaires was 0.76, hence it was found reliable. Total 100 samples were selected by convenient sampling method. A work place stress scale and semi structure questionnaires 10 sample administer to assess the occupational stress and its contributing factors among the ICU staff nurses of sangli district. The conceptual framework based on system model theory. RESULT The study revealed that in the government staff nurse group, 42% of them had no stress, 54% of them had fairly low stress, 4% of them had moderate stress and no one had severe or dangerous level stress. In the private staff nurse group, 2% of them had fairly low stress, 22% of them had moderate stress, 58% had severe and 18% had dangerous level stress. The comparison of occupational stress of government ICU staff nurses average score was 16.32and private ICU staff nurses average score was 27.44 and p value less than 0.05, shows significant difference. There is statistically significant difference in mean score of contributing factors in government hospital personal factors is more contributing and in private hospital financial factor is more contributing, CANCLUSION, The chapter explain the analysis and interpretation of the data according to the objectives which was conducted on 100 samples. This result describes the frequency and percentage of the level of occupational stress and find out the contributing factors of government and private hospitals and Shows significant difference in the occupational stress among the ICU staff nurses working in selected government and private hospitals.
Key words: Assess, nursing occupational stress, intensive care unit,