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Document ID (ISN)111971
CIS number 11-0656
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wu S.Y., Li H.Y., Tian J., Zhu W., Li J., Wang X.R.
Title Health-related quality of life and its main related factors among nurses in China
Bibliographic information Mar. 2011, Vol.49, No.2, p.158-165. 45 ref.
Internet access Health-related_quality.pdf [in English]
Abstract The present study is to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and analyze the effect of occupational stress, job burnout and coping resource on the HRQOL among nurses in China. A total of 1,012 nurses were recruited from eight hospitals of two provinces in 2008. Data on HRQOL, burnout, occupational stressors, personal strain and coping resources were obtained by means of questionnaires. HRQOL in the nurses was lower than that in the general population. Occupational stressors, personal strain and job burnout correlated negatively with the HRQOL while coping resources was positively related to the HRQOL. Among the predictive factors for HRQOL, occupational stressors (indicated by role insufficiency and physical environment), personal strain (indicated by physical strain and psychological strain), job burnout (indicated by emotional exhaustion and professional efficacy), length of work hours (≥10h per day), diet irregularity and age were the main risk factors for HRQOL, while recreation and self-care were the main protective factors for HRQOL. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) China; state of health; mental health; women; hospitals; nursing personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; conditions of work; hours of work; Burnout; depressive neurosis; psychology of work organization; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences; stress 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) Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychology of work organization