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Aim: To investigate relations between resilience and psychological distress in hospital staff nurses.
Design and methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted between January and April 2022. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire consisting of nurses’ sociodemographic and work data, the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, and The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale.
Results: Major findings were of moderate resilience and severe psychological distress levels among staff nurses. Sufficient income and low psychological distress scores were statistically significant predictors of resilience scores, while lower income, being female, and decreased resilience scores were statistically significant predictors of higher psychological distress scores.
Conclusion and recommendations: A statistically highly significant inverse correlation between resilience and psychological distress scores was found. Therefore, this study recommends the implementation of combined training programs for resilience enhancement skills and regular stress management programs for hospital staff nurses.