Extended Work Hours and Physical Health Status of Registered Nurses Working in Community Hospitals, Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304338
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Extended Work Hours and Physical Health Status of Registered Nurses Working in Community Hospitals, Thailand
Author(s):
Supamanee, Treeyaphan; Keitlertnapha, Pongsri; Kunaviktikul, Wipada
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Treeyaphan Supamanee, PhD, RN, treeyaster@gmail.com; Pongsri Keitlertnapha, EdD, RN; Wipada Kunaviktikul, DSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Background:

Community hospitals in Thailand have faced nursing shortage. This shortage causes long working hours of nurses that affect their physical health. They endanger to various physical risks such as sharp and needle-stick injury and musculoskeletal disorders about pain in the neck, upper back, lower back, refer down the leg, and calf of the leg.'

Purpose:

This study aimed to describe nurses' extended work hours and physical health regarding sharp and needle-stick injury, and musculoskeletal disorders, and to examine the relationship between extended work hours and physical health.

Methods:

'Self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the 335 registered nurses working more than 40 hours/week in five regional community hospitals in Thailand. They were analyzed by using frequency, mean, standard deviation, and correlation.

Results:

'It was found that nurses had extended hour of work between 8.82-19.34 hours per week with the average of 14.00 hour. The incidence rates of sharp and needle-stick in the last year were 24.80 % and 27.80 %. In term of musculoskeletal disorders, nurses experienced in the calf of the leg pain 69.00 %, neck pain 57.90 %, upper back pain 46.10 %, lower back pain 45.10 %, and refer pain down the leg 25.10 %. There were no relationship between extended work hours and sharp and needle-stick injury, pain in the neck, upper back, and calf of the leg. However, it was found that extended work hours were associated with lower back pain (r=.12, p=.05) and refer pain down the leg (r=.17, p=.01).

Conclusion:

These finding indicate that risk preventing system should be set to protect nurses form hazard. Nurse administrators should specify risk management policy in their organizations.

Keywords:
physical health status; nurse; extended work hours
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExtended Work Hours and Physical Health Status of Registered Nurses Working in Community Hospitals, Thailanden
dc.contributor.authorSupamanee, Treeyaphanen
dc.contributor.authorKeitlertnapha, Pongsrien
dc.contributor.authorKunaviktikul, Wipadaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsTreeyaphan Supamanee, PhD, RN, treeyaster@gmail.com; Pongsri Keitlertnapha, EdD, RN; Wipada Kunaviktikul, DSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304338-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Background: <p>Community hospitals in Thailand have faced nursing shortage. This shortage causes long working hours of nurses that affect their physical health. They endanger to various physical risks such as sharp and needle-stick injury and musculoskeletal disorders about pain in the neck, upper back, lower back, refer down the leg, and calf of the leg.' <p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This study aimed to describe nurses' extended work hours and physical health regarding sharp and needle-stick injury, and musculoskeletal disorders, and to examine the relationship between extended work hours and physical health. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>'Self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the 335 registered nurses working more than 40 hours/week in five regional community hospitals in Thailand. They were analyzed by using frequency, mean, standard deviation, and correlation. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>'It was found that nurses had extended hour of work between 8.82-19.34 hours per week with the average of 14.00 hour. The incidence rates of sharp and needle-stick in the last year were 24.80 % and 27.80 %. In term of musculoskeletal disorders, nurses experienced in the calf of the leg pain 69.00 %, neck pain 57.90 %, upper back pain 46.10 %, lower back pain 45.10 %, and refer pain down the leg 25.10 %. There were no relationship between extended work hours and sharp and needle-stick injury, pain in the neck, upper back, and calf of the leg. However, it was found that extended work hours were associated with lower back pain (r=.12, p=.05) and refer pain down the leg (r=.17, p=.01). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>These finding indicate that risk preventing system should be set to protect nurses form hazard. Nurse administrators should specify risk management policy in their organizations.en
dc.subjectphysical health statusen
dc.subjectnurseen
dc.subjectextended work hoursen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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