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Document ID (ISN)110036
CIS number 09-1170
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wada K., Arimatsu M., Yoshikawa T., Oda S., Taniguchi H., Higashi T., Aizawa Y.
Title Factors on working conditions and prolonged fatigue among physicians in Japan
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.82, No.1, p.59-66. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access 09-1170.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the working condition factors associated with prolonged fatigue among physicians in Japan. A questionnaire on working conditions and fatigue was mailed to 478 physicians (377 men and 101 women) with more than three years of experience in clinical practice. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the multivariate relationship between the variables and prolonged fatigue. High workload was positively associated and better career satisfaction was negatively associated with prolonged fatigue. Prolonged fatigue was negatively associated with better relationships with other physicians and staff for male physicians. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; fatigue; psychology of work organization; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; mental workload; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors