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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2024

Shuai Zhang

Speaker at Nursing Conferences - Shuai Zhang
The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Title : Current situation and influencing factors of alexithymia among male nurses in Zhejiang province


To investigate the current situation of alexithymia among male nurses in Zhejiang province and analyze its influencing factors. Methods A sample of 346 male nurses from 10 3 A general hos pitals in different regions of Zhejiang province were selected. The demographic questionnaire? the Alexithymia Scale and the Social Support Rating Scale were used for survey. Results The incidence rate of alexithymia am ong male nurses in Zhejiang province was 32.08%? and the whole sample scored(57.35±5.50) points in alexithymia? which was negatively correlated with social support(r=-0.214?P<0.05). Multivariate stepwise linear regres sion analysis showed that age? professional title? working years? marital status? working departments? the type of employment and social support were main influencing factors of alexithymia(all P<0.05). Conclusion The in cidence rate of alexithymia among male nurses in Zhejiang province is high. Hospital managers should take effective measures based on the perspective of social support utilization? in an effort to improve male nurses' aw areness and expression of the emotion? and further improve their mental health level.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • The incidence of alexithymia in male nurses in Zhejiang Province was 32.08%, which was much higher than that of 21.20%-26.00%, indicating that the incidence of alexithymia was higher in male nurses.
  • There was a significant negative correlation between alexithymia and social support in male nurses, that is, the higher the level of social support, the lower the incidence of alexithymia.
  • Multiple linear regression analysis showed that age, job title, working years, marital status, working department, employment nature and social support were the main influencing factors of alexithymia in male nurses.


Zhang Shuai graduated from the Nursing Department of Wenzhou Medical University and joined the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine in 2015. He has been engaged in intensive care nursing and management. In 2023, he began to serve as the leader of the male nurses working group of the unit and gave lectures at the Chinese Male Nurses Forum for many times.