Dataset on Working conditions and stressors and perceived mental health among Iranian healthcare workers

Published: 14 July 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/ccdppxc6pb.2
Alireza Dehdashti, Farin Fatemi,
, Fatemeh Paknazar


The survey’s data aimed at collecting information on topics reflecting occupational risk factors and mental health among hospital nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic. We collected data on variables including gender, marital status, employment status, occupational health training, evaluation of work environment stressors, fear of Covid-19, and occupational burnout constructs, specifically reflecting emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. Processing of the collected data highlights factors related to working conditions, occupational burnout domains, and the links between personal and work-related factors and perceived mental health variables. Data from this study may be reused to provide invaluable resource for researcher, and workplace well-being units to better understand nurses’ working conditions and health outcomes in hospital settings.


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In our survey, we collected data from university teaching hospitals to determine the incidence of burnout, scores and levels of each burnout dimension, and the association of risk factors with burnout symptoms. nurses were invited to participate through workplace well-being units. Standard questionnaires were used to assemble data on occupational burnout domains, workload, feel of fear from Covid-19. We conducted a pilot data collection prior to the main survey to test the nurses’ reaction and the duration needed to fill designed parts of the instrument. Self- administered questionnaires were distributed in person among hospital nurses. Participants were instructed that the survey concerned with working stressors and mental health symptoms and would take twenty minutes to fill the questionnaire. Prior to completing questionnaire, respondents assured that their information will be kept confidential and they provided informed consent. We asked participants to answer demographic questions and rate their responses to burnout symptoms, workload, and feeling of fear in Likert scales. We collected data anonymously and coded them to ensure confidentiality. The investigators involved in collecting data were trained to record and categorize data in a consistent way so that the data can be replicated in the future. Manual Data entries were double-checked for errors.To achieve the objectives, the research team defined the content that are valid measures of the variables such as burnout, task load, and feeling of fear. The questionnaires were assessed for their validity and reliability. Analyses were conducted using IBM-SPSS version 22 statistics software.


Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services


Health in the Workplace