Anxiety In Nurses Of A School Hospital Of The Paraíba State

  • Quelvin Max Negreiros De Souza Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Laysa Karen Soares de Lima Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Janine Marques Batista
  • Flávia Maiele Pedroza Trajano Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Gabriel Chaves Neto Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Jamilton Alves Farias Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • João Euclides Fernandes Braga Universidade Federal da Paraíba


OBJECTIVE: To evaluate levels of anxiety-trait and state presented by nurses from a hospital environment during the work process.

METHOD: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach, performed with a sample of 30 nurses. Data collection was done through the Trait-State Anxiety Inventory (IDATE-T and IDATE-E) and an identification questionnaire prepared by the researcher. The software GraphPad Prism was used for the statistical analysis of the results.

RESULTS: The results showed that, 12 nurses presented scores corresponding to high levels of anxiety-trait. It was also observed that the highest levels of anxiety are present in the female gender, in the age group of 31-40 years, in individuals that are single, who have more than one employment, with less than 10 years of professional activity and who do not practice physical activities.

CONCLUSION: It was observed a high level of anxiety-state in a third of the respondents, and it becomes essential for the organizational field to detect sectors that trigger stress and anxiety due to the type of clientele.

Apr 19, 2017
How to Cite
DE SOUZA, Quelvin Max Negreiros et al. Anxiety In Nurses Of A School Hospital Of The Paraíba State. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2017. doi:
Psychiatry & Mental Health