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Document ID (ISN)73595
CIS number 99-1739
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rose J., Jones F., Fletcher B.C.
Title The impact of a stress management programme on staff well-being and performance at work
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1998, Vol.12, No.2, p.112-124. 77 ref.
Abstract Stress management programmes were implemented for direct care staff in two group homes for people with learning disabilities. Staff working in three similar homes were used as controls. Information was collected on anxiety and depression levels, demands, supports and constraints at work and on the nature and type of interactions and the amount of time spent on different aspects of the job. This information was used to inform and develop an intervention aimed at the groups of staff involved. Goals were set with the aim of reducing levels of anxiety and depression in staff and these were subject to review. Reassessment in intervention houses showed reductions in anxiety and increased perceived support when compared to controls. There were also changes in some observational measures, particularly increased positive interactions and assistance given to clients, and formal education programmes. These results suggest that intervening to reduce levels of anxiety and depression can have a positive impact on work performance in these settings. Topics: anxiety; depressive neurosis; health programmes; human behaviour; human relations; neuropsychic stress; questionnaire survey; social assistance services; stress evaluation; work capacity.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; social assistance services; work capacity; neuropsychic stress
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; anxiety; stress evaluation; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; depressive neurosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Mental stress and burnout