Ansiedad en matronas y enfermeras no especialistas de hospitales del servicio madrileño de salud

  1. Diego Ayuso Murillo 1
  2. Marina Jaime Arranz 2
  3. Iván Herrera Peco 3
  4. Juan Gómez Salgado 4
  5. Juan Jesús García Iglesias 4
  6. Carlos Ruiz Frutos 4
  1. 1 Consejo General de Enfermería de España, Madrid, España
  2. 2 Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro

    Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro

    Madrid, España


  3. 3 Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Villanueva de la Cañada, España


  4. 4 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


Archivos de prevención de riesgos laborales

ISSN: 1138-9672

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 22

Issue: 4

Pages: 165-170

Type: Article

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  • Social Sciences: C


Objective: We analyzed state anxiety and trait anxiety in a population of nurses specialising in gynecology and obstetrics (nurse midwives) and a group of generalist nurses. Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory questionnaire (STAI), administered to a group of non-specialist nurses (n=96) and nurse midwives (n=63) who practice in the Madrid Health Service of Spain. Results: State anxiety was similar in generalist nurses and in midwives (5,01±1,62 and 5,17±1,75, respectively). Levels of trait anxiety were lower in nurse midwives (3,46±1,58) than in the non-specialist group (4,36±2,84), with the latter presenting higher levels of habitual anxiety as a personality trait (p=0,013). Conclusion: Nurse midwives may adapt better to the stress derived from their work than generalist nurses. This could be attributed to the greater training and safety that specialties provide for the development of nursing care functions.