Mental Health, Work Stress, and Social Support Among Clinical Nurse Specialists in a General Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164318
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mental Health, Work Stress, and Social Support Among Clinical Nurse Specialists in a General Hospital
Author(s):
Chao, Hui-Chun; Chen, Tong-Mei; Chi, Shu-Ching; Ting, Yu-Chen; Yang, Chih-Wei
Author Details:
Hui-Chun Chao, MS, RN, Hospital No. 1, Kaohsiung Country, Taiwan, Republic of China, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Tong-Mei Chen, MS, RN; Shu-Ching Chi, MS, RN; Yu-Chen Ting, MS, RN; Chih-Wei Yang, MS, RN, E-DA
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the depression, anxiety, and sleep problems among clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). The association of work stress and social support with mental health was also investigated. Significance: Mental health promotion and prevention of psychiatric disease are important to healthcare professionals. Several studies had been conducted to evaluate mental health problems in nursing staffs. However, until recently, no studies have investigated the mental health of CNSs. Design/Background/Rationale: Cross-sectional study using anonymous, self-administered questionnaires for data collection. Methods/Description: Sixty-six CNSs in a 1,100-bed general teaching hospital participated in this study. Each participant was requested to answer a questionnaire. The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used to measure depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. The Expanded Nursing Stress Scale and Interpersonal Support Evaluation List were used to measure work stress and social support. Findings/Outcomes: All 66 CNSs are females. Their mean age was 30.5 +/- 4.4 years. Most of them were single (52%) and had received nursing college education (72%). The prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, and poor quality of sleep were 25%, 30%, and 44% respectively. CNSs who had a high level of work stress and poor social support had more mental health problems. Other demographic-related factors were also identified. Conclusions: The results of this study support that mental health problems, especially sleep problems, do exist in CNSs.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMental Health, Work Stress, and Social Support Among Clinical Nurse Specialists in a General Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChao, Hui-Chunen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Tong-Meien_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Shu-Chingen_US
dc.contributor.authorTing, Yu-Chenen_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Chih-Weien_US
dc.author.detailsHui-Chun Chao, MS, RN, Hospital No. 1, Kaohsiung Country, Taiwan, Republic of China, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Tong-Mei Chen, MS, RN; Shu-Ching Chi, MS, RN; Yu-Chen Ting, MS, RN; Chih-Wei Yang, MS, RN, E-DAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164318-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the depression, anxiety, and sleep problems among clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). The association of work stress and social support with mental health was also investigated. Significance: Mental health promotion and prevention of psychiatric disease are important to healthcare professionals. Several studies had been conducted to evaluate mental health problems in nursing staffs. However, until recently, no studies have investigated the mental health of CNSs. Design/Background/Rationale: Cross-sectional study using anonymous, self-administered questionnaires for data collection. Methods/Description: Sixty-six CNSs in a 1,100-bed general teaching hospital participated in this study. Each participant was requested to answer a questionnaire. The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used to measure depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. The Expanded Nursing Stress Scale and Interpersonal Support Evaluation List were used to measure work stress and social support. Findings/Outcomes: All 66 CNSs are females. Their mean age was 30.5 +/- 4.4 years. Most of them were single (52%) and had received nursing college education (72%). The prevalence rates of depression, anxiety, and poor quality of sleep were 25%, 30%, and 44% respectively. CNSs who had a high level of work stress and poor social support had more mental health problems. Other demographic-related factors were also identified. Conclusions: The results of this study support that mental health problems, especially sleep problems, do exist in CNSs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:09Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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