|Document ID (ISN)||111954|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Arimura M., Imai M., Okawa M., Fujimura T., Yamada N.
||Sleep, mental health status, and medical errors among hospital nurses in Japan
||Nov. 2010, Vol.48, No.6, p.811-817. 25 ref.
||Sleep_mental_health.pdf [in English]
||Medical error involving nurses is a critical issue since nurses' actions will have a direct and often significant effect on the prognosis of their patients. To investigate the significance of nurse health in Japan and its potential impact on patient services, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted among nurses working in hospitals, with the specific purpose of examining the relationship between shift work, mental health and self-reported medical errors. Multivariate analysis revealed significant associations between the shift work system, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) scores and nurse errors: the odds ratios for shift system and GHQ were 2.1 and 1.1, respectively. It was confirmed that both sleep and mental health status among hospital nurses were relatively poor, and that shift work and poor mental health were significant factors contributing to medical errors.
||Japan; sleep disturbances; mental health; hospitals; nursing personnel; human failure; risk factors
||shift work; night work; human factors; psychology of work organization
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Psychology of work organization