The relationship between emotion dysregulation with psychoactive substance abuse in nurses working at hospitals of Kermanshah Iran 2016

Jahangir Karami, Khoda Morad Momeni, Peyman Hatamian

Jahangir Karami
Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran

Khoda Morad Momeni
Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran

Peyman Hatamian
Master Students, Faculty of Psychology, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran. Email: [email protected]
Online First: July 10, 2017 | Cite this Article
Karami, J., Momeni, K., Hatamian, P. 2017. The relationship between emotion dysregulation with psychoactive substance abuse in nurses working at hospitals of Kermanshah Iran 2016. Bali Medical Journal 6(3): 495-499. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v6i3.640

Introduction: Nurses are the largest group working in hospitals and play a key role in health care systems. They are also considered important members of health team.  Therefore, they are very effective in society's and one's health. Objective: This article aimed to study the relationship of emotion dysregulation with psychoactive substance abuse among nurses. Method: This is a descriptive, correlational study. The targeted population consisted of all nurses working in hospitals of Kermanshah, Iran in 2016. A sample of 350 was selected using multi-stage cluster sampling. However, the number reduced to 341. The data were collected using three questionnaires: Gratz & Roemer (2004) Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) and Bahremand et al. (2014) Psychoactive Substance Abuse Questionnaire. The data were analyzed in SPSS22 using Pearson correlation study and regression analysis. Result: Research findings showed a significant relationship between the components of emotional dysregulation with tend to consume psychoactive drugs there, and the relationship level (P <0/001) is significant. Conclusion: So it can be concluded that components of emotion regulation predicted the psychoactive substance abuse.


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