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Document ID (ISN)111743
CIS number 11-0449
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Albini E., Zoni S., Parrinello G., Benedetti L, Lucchini R.
Title An integrated model for the assessment of stress-related risk factors in health care professionals
Bibliographic information Jan. 2011, Vol.49, No.1, p.15-23. 35 ref.
Internet access An_integrated_model.pdf [in English]
Abstract This cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the risk from exposure to occupational stress and burnout in health care workers, and to compare objective data that can represent potential job stressors in hospital wards and subjective symptoms reported by the workers. A total of 230 medical doctors, nurses and ancillary workers of several internal medicine wards of a large public hospital in Northern Italy participated in the study. Data were collected by means of several questionnaires. The average scores of subjective and objective parameters resulted significantly higher in the same sub-units. The correlation analysis showed that the subjective questionnaires were highly inter-related. The multivariate analysis showed that the days of sick leave were significantly related to the subjective questionnaires, and the subjective subscales of emotional exhaustion, job demand and decision latitude were significantly related to some of the objective parameters. These results support the integrated use of multiple subjective and objective assessment tools as the most appropriate approach for the evaluation of occupational stress.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; psychology of work organization; stress studies; hospitals; health care personnel; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) Burnout; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; mental stress
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychology of work organization