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Document ID (ISN)111951
CIS number 11-0715
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tanaka K., Otsubo T., Tanaka M., Kaku A., Nishinoue N., Takanao T., Kamata N., Miyaoka H.
Title Similarity in predictors between near miss and adverse event among Japanese nurses working at teaching hospitals
Bibliographic information Nov. 2010, Vol.48, No.6, p.775-782. 36 ref.
Internet access Similarity_in_predictors.pdf [in English]
Abstract Near miss-based analysis has been recently suggested to be more important in the medical field than focusing on adverse events, as in the industrial field. To validate the utility of near miss-based analysis in the medical fields, this study investigated whether or not predictors of near misses and adverse events were similar among nurses at teaching hospitals. Of the 1,860 nurses approached, 1,737 (93.4%) were included in the final analysis. Potential predictors provided for analysis included gender, age, years of nursing experience, frequency of alcohol consumption, work place, ward rotation, frequency of night shifts, sleepiness during work, frequency of feeling unskilled, nurses' job stressors, working conditions, and depression. Ordinal logistic analysis showed that predictors of near misses and adverse events were markedly similar. Parameters that were significantly related to both near misses and adverse events were years of experience, frequency of night shifts, internal ward, and time pressure.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; human factors; women; hospitals; nursing personnel; human failure; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; shift work; night work; alcoholism; fatigue; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; mental health; experience; length of service; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental health
Psychology of work organization
Risk evaluation
Accident investigation