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Document ID (ISN)111567
CIS number 11-0195
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jaworek M., Marek T., Karwowski W., Andrzejczak C., Genaidy A.M.
Title Burnout syndrome as mediator for the effect of work-related factors on musculoskeletal complaints among hospital nurses
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.40, p.368-375. Illus. 59 ref.
Abstract The present study tested the hypothesis that burnout syndrome mediates effects of work-related factors, factors such as work demands and work stimuli, on the frequency of musculoskeletal complaints among hospital nurses. The sample was composed of 237 nurses from various wards across four hospitals located in southwestern Poland. Data was collected through three questionnaires. One of the questionnaires measured work-related factors and contained elements that afforded factor analysis. Results of structural equation modeling with a mediating effect showed that work demands were positively related to burnout syndrome and musculoskeletal complaints, higher work stimuli were associated with lower burnout, but with higher musculoskeletal complaints, and burnout was positively associated with musculoskeletal complaints.
Descriptors (primary) Burnout; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; women; hospitals; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; stress factors; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychology of work organization
Mental stress and burnout