Nurses' Extended Work Hours and Patient, Nurse, and Organizational Outcomes in General Hospitals, Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616430
Title:
Nurses' Extended Work Hours and Patient, Nurse, and Organizational Outcomes in General Hospitals, Thailand
Other Titles:
Keeping Nurses in the Profession at All Levels
Author(s):
Wichaikhum, Orn-Anong
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Omega-at-Large
Author Details:
Orn-Anong Wichaikhum, RN, ornwichai@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: Nursing shortage has affected the increasing of nurse workloads which may impact working error as well as patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe nurses' extended work hours and to examine the relationship between nurses? extended work hours and patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes in general hospitals, Thailand. The sample included 506 nurses who have worked more than 40 hours per week in 24 general hospitals, Thailand. The research instruments consisted of 5 parts as follows: a demographic form; the Nurses? Extended Work Hours Form; the Patient, Nurse, Organizational Outcomes Form; the Organizational Productivity Questionnaire; and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The reliabilities of the Organizational Productivity Questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were .95 and .82, .71, and .84 for emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and spearman correlation. The results of study showed that, on average, the sample worked 58.74 hours per week (SD=12.33). About 80.33 percent of the sample had the chance of working two continuous shifts. The emotional exhaustion and depersonalization were at a high level (= 30.37, 10.08),'while personal accomplishment was at a low level (= 45.30). It indicated high burnout among the sample. Extended work hours were positively related to patient identification error, the occurrence of pressure ulcer, patient complaints, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization (r= 0.145, p= .001; r=0.150, p= .001; r=0.103, p=.026; r=0.097, p=.029; r=0.105, p=.018, respectively). Nurses? extended work hours were negatively related to nurses? health condition during the first year of working, nurses? health condition after the first year of working, adequacy of rest and sleeping, the balance between work and life (r= -0.087, p=.050; r=-0.114, p= .010; r=-0.155, p=.000; r=-0.125, p=.005, respectively). Nurse managers can apply the results of this study as evidence to improve nurse workforce and human resource policy.
Keywords:
nurses? extended work hours; patient outcomes; general hospital
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16O02
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleNurses' Extended Work Hours and Patient, Nurse, and Organizational Outcomes in General Hospitals, Thailanden
dc.title.alternativeKeeping Nurses in the Profession at All Levelsen
dc.contributor.authorWichaikhum, Orn-Anongen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Omega-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsOrn-Anong Wichaikhum, RN, ornwichai@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616430-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: Nursing shortage has affected the increasing of nurse workloads which may impact working error as well as patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe nurses' extended work hours and to examine the relationship between nurses? extended work hours and patient, nurse, and organizational outcomes in general hospitals, Thailand. The sample included 506 nurses who have worked more than 40 hours per week in 24 general hospitals, Thailand. The research instruments consisted of 5 parts as follows: a demographic form; the Nurses? Extended Work Hours Form; the Patient, Nurse, Organizational Outcomes Form; the Organizational Productivity Questionnaire; and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The reliabilities of the Organizational Productivity Questionnaire and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were .95 and .82, .71, and .84 for emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and spearman correlation. The results of study showed that, on average, the sample worked 58.74 hours per week (SD=12.33). About 80.33 percent of the sample had the chance of working two continuous shifts. The emotional exhaustion and depersonalization were at a high level (= 30.37, 10.08),'while personal accomplishment was at a low level (= 45.30). It indicated high burnout among the sample. Extended work hours were positively related to patient identification error, the occurrence of pressure ulcer, patient complaints, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization (r= 0.145, p= .001; r=0.150, p= .001; r=0.103, p=.026; r=0.097, p=.029; r=0.105, p=.018, respectively). Nurses? extended work hours were negatively related to nurses? health condition during the first year of working, nurses? health condition after the first year of working, adequacy of rest and sleeping, the balance between work and life (r= -0.087, p=.050; r=-0.114, p= .010; r=-0.155, p=.000; r=-0.125, p=.005, respectively). Nurse managers can apply the results of this study as evidence to improve nurse workforce and human resource policy.en
dc.subjectnurses? extended work hoursen
dc.subjectpatient outcomesen
dc.subjectgeneral hospitalen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:12:23Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:12:23Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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