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Document ID (ISN)103357
CIS number 04-484
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Imai H., Nakao H., Tsuchiya M., Kuroda Y., Katoh T.
Title Burnout and work environments of public health nurses involved in mental health care
Bibliographic information Sep. 2004, Vol.61, No.9, p.764-768. 36 ref.
Abstract In this case-control study of burnout among psychiatric nurses, cases comprised 525 public health nurses engaged in mental health services at public health centres, while the control group comprised 525 public health nurses engaged in other health services. Pines' Burnout Scale was used to measure burnout. A questionnaire was also prepared to investigate systems for supporting nurses working at public health centres and to define emergency mental health service factors contributing to burnout. Prevalence of burnout was significantly higher in the psychiatric group (59.2%) than in the control group (51.5%). Lack of job control and frequent overtime in emergency services were significantly correlated with prevalence of burnout in the psychiatric group, but not in the control group.
Descriptors (primary) depressive neurosis; nursing personnel; hospitals; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; hours of work; women; case-control study; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Mental health