Condition of Mental Health Problems Among Nurses: A Study of Hospital Nurses in Japan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150574
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Condition of Mental Health Problems Among Nurses: A Study of Hospital Nurses in Japan
Abstract:
Condition of Mental Health Problems Among Nurses: A Study of Hospital Nurses in Japan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Miki, Akiko, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Tsukuba
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Maki Tominaga PhD, Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation]Purpose: 
Mental health problems among nurses are a critical issue in Japan. This study aimed to examine the present condition of mental health problems among nurses and assess effective ways to improve the condition.
Methods:  
 Approval for this study was obtained from the institutional ethics committee at the University of Tsukuba in 2010. We distributed anonymous self-administered questionnaires to all staff nurses and nurse managers (n=880) who attended lectures organized by prefectural nursing associations (n=6) in Japan. The questionnaire items addressed basic attributes (e.g., individual attributes), experiences which they had working with nurses who were suffering from mental problems, the nurses?  clinical condition and outcome, the factors which influenced the condition and the degree of their recognition about the factors, and effective ways to improve the condition. The response rate was 80% (n=701). We calculated descriptive statistics, the degree of recognition, and effective countermeasures. Concerning recognition, we conducted t-test and ANOVA to examine the difference between basic attributes.
Results: 
 Thirty-one percent of the subjects were working for hospitals with a capacity from 250 to 399 beds. Forty-nine percent were staff nurses, and 95% were female nurses. Seventy-one percent have worked with nurses suffering from mental problems, and they answered that individual characteristics influenced most on the nurse?s clinical condition. Ninety percent of subjects responded that the number of nursing suffering from this condition will increase. Forty percent of the subjects had experienced to support or manage the nurses (mean= 3.10 person), and 40% of the nurses suffering from mental problems resigned.  Concerning experience and recognition, managerial nurses had more experience, and the score of each recognition was significantly higher than that of staff nurses.
Conclusion: 
The results suggested mental health problems among hospital nurses are a serious issue and effective measures are needed in hospitals in Japan.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCondition of Mental Health Problems Among Nurses: A Study of Hospital Nurses in Japanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150574-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Condition of Mental Health Problems Among Nurses:&nbsp;A Study of Hospital Nurses in Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Miki, Akiko, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Tsukuba</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mikiaki@md.tsukuba.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maki Tominaga PhD, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation]Purpose:&nbsp; <br/>Mental health problems among nurses are a critical issue in Japan. This study aimed to examine the present condition of mental health problems among nurses and assess effective ways to improve the condition. <br/>Methods: &nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;Approval for this study was obtained from the institutional ethics committee at the University of Tsukuba in 2010. We distributed anonymous self-administered questionnaires to all staff nurses and nurse managers (n=880) who attended lectures organized by prefectural nursing associations (n=6) in Japan. The questionnaire items addressed basic attributes (e.g., individual attributes), experiences which they had working with nurses who were suffering from mental problems, the nurses? &nbsp;clinical condition and outcome, the factors which influenced the condition and the degree of their recognition about the factors, and effective ways to improve the condition. The response rate was 80% (n=701). We calculated descriptive statistics, the degree of recognition, and effective countermeasures. Concerning recognition, we conducted t-test and ANOVA to examine the difference between basic attributes. <br/>Results:&nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;Thirty-one percent of the subjects were working for hospitals with a capacity from 250 to 399 beds. Forty-nine percent were staff nurses, and 95% were female nurses. Seventy-one percent have worked with nurses suffering from mental problems, and they answered that individual characteristics influenced most on the nurse?s clinical condition. Ninety percent of subjects responded that the number of nursing suffering from this condition will increase. Forty percent of the subjects had experienced to support or manage the nurses (mean= 3.10 person), and 40% of the nurses suffering from mental problems resigned.&nbsp; Concerning experience and recognition, managerial nurses had more experience, and the score of each recognition was significantly higher than that of staff nurses. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp; <br/>The results suggested mental health problems among hospital nurses are a serious issue and effective measures are needed in hospitals in Japan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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