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Relationship between stress and performance in a Japanese nursing organization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19957424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to describe the relationship between job stress, stress coping ability and performance among Japanese nurses.
DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Health risk and organization environment as job stress factors, sense of coherence (SOC) as stress coping ability and medical risk indicator and sickness-absence days as a performance proxy were used to investigate the relationship between stress and performance. Length of professional experience also was included in the investigation.
FINDINGS: The findings suggest a possibility that enriching nurses' professional experiences reduces medical risk. There is also a possibility that raising the SOC, while improving organization environment, contributes to reducing sickness-absence.
RESEARCH LIMITATIONS/IMPLICATIONS: A cross-sectional study of nurses in a single institution was used. In order to generalize the study's results, it will be necessary to conduct multi-institutional longitudinal studies.
ORIGINALITY/VALUE: The present study shows key factors affecting medical risk and sickness-absence leading to a reduced nursing performance.
Hiromasa Ida; Masako Miura; Masakazu Komoda; Naonori Yakura; Toshiki Mano; Tsutahiro Hamaguchi; Yoshihiko Yamazaki; Ken Kato; Kazunobu Yamauchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of health care quality assurance     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0952-6862     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Health Care Qual Assur     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-04     Completed Date:  2010-02-25     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916799     Medline TA:  Int J Health Care Qual Assur     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-57     Citation Subset:  H    
Department of Medical Information and Management Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Burnout, Professional*
Data Collection
Employee Performance Appraisal
Hospitals, University
Interviews as Topic
Job Satisfaction*
Medical Errors / nursing*,  statistics & numerical data
Nursing Staff, Hospital*

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