Nursing has long been recognized as an essential component of the health-care system; they are required at all stages and levels of treatment. The registered nurse is in charge of carrying out the doctor’s orders, such as administering prescriptions or changing the client’s clothes, as well as analyzing the client’s response to the treatment plan. The nurse is also in charge of assessing the medical plan of care’s safety before implementing it. Nurses evaluate data and critically interpret patient information to determine what actions are required. The nurse’s primary goal is to assist patients in meeting their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social requirements.

This includes collaborating with the patient’s health care team to establish and implement the most tailored, evidence-based plan of care possible. Work-life balance is a challenge that affects people from all walks of life. The issue of juggling work and personal life is a part of the battle with work-life balance. People struggle to strike a work-life balance, and this struggle has been linked to an increase in psychological distress, which is a word that describes a person’s symptoms and experiences that might affect their level of functioning. Negative attitudes toward the environment and others might emerge from psychological discomfort. Physical and emotional tiredness, insomnia, loss of productivity, burnout, irritability, worry, and distraction are all clinical signs of psychological distress. Previous research on nurses’ psychological distress has revealed varying levels of distress. According to a Canadian research on psychological anguish, 37.1 percent of those surveyed suffered significant psychological distress. Increasing work load, long working hours, shift and night duties, inter-professional conflicts with other hospital professionals, psychological pressures from patients’ relatives, job insecurity, inadequate resources, shortage of other nurses, uncooperative patients, and difficult nurse-nurse relationships are all identified aetiological factors implicated in nurse psychological distress. Long-term emotional discomfort in nurses was found to be linked to the development of disorders such as musculoskeletal illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, anxiety sadness, and suicide ideation. Work-life balance is unbalanced, and the challenge it causes for nurses, who are vital cogs in the health-care system, necessitates research. This cannot be overstated, given the paucity of research on the subject in this country, and the fact that this issue is negatively affecting nurses.


Various studies in the subject of psychological distress in nurses and the elements that produce it have been undertaken over the years, with different researches demonstrating diverse causes of psychological distress among nurses in the Western world and even in the developing world. This research will continue the trend of studying psychological distress among nurses by focusing its scope on nurses in Ile-Ife, an ancient yoruba city in south-western Nigeria, in the hopes of bringing to light what causes psychological distress among nurses in Ile-Ife and seeing if work-life balance has any aetiological impact on this distress or other factors.


The primary goal of this research is to:

Examine the impact of work-life balance on mental health.
Find out if there will be a significant difference in psychological distress between men and women.
Examine the impact of additional factors such as increased workload and a scarcity of nurses on psychological anguish.


The following questions will be addressed by this research.

1 Is there a link between work-life balance and psychological distress?

2 Will there be a major difference in psychological suffering between men and women?

3 Do additional aetiological factors, such as marital status, age, length of employment, and shift work, have an impact on psychological distress?


The goal of this study is to explore how work-life balance affects psychological suffering. It will give you the most up-to-date information on the link between work-life balance and psychological suffering. It will also serve as a resource for academics, health-care practitioners, and stakeholders, as it will update their knowledge of work-life balance and psychological distress.


This study was carried out among nurses in Ile-Ife, Osun state. Questionnaires were utilized to obtain responses from participants in the study. The study looked into the impact of Work-Life Balance on Nurses’ Psychological Distress.


Work-Life Balance is a term that refers to the right prioritization of work and personal life. This is the study’s independent variable.

Psychological Distress is a term used to describe a set of symptoms and experiences in a person’s internal life that are commonly regarded as troubling, perplexing, or unusual. This is the study’s dependent variable.

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