The impact of cognitively impaired patients and shift on nursing assistant stress.
This study compared the stress experienced by nursing assistants (NAs) under four work conditions : high or low proportion of cognitively impaired patients and day or other shift.
Five standard measures of caregiver stress served as the dependent variables in this study : burden, reaction to patient behaviors, workload, and two measures of burnout.
A 2 x 2 multivariate analysis of variance found an interaction effect of type and shift on the stress measures.
Univariate tests found that Burden and Depersonalization accounted for this effect.
A further multivariate analysis of simple main effects found significant differences for each independent variable within each level of the other independent variable.
Univariate analyses found that NAs who care for cognitively impaired patients on the day shift show significantly higher scores on specific stress measures.
The article concludes with a discussion of how institutions can respond to the stresses faced by NAs who care for cognitively impaired patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Stress, Personnel sanitaire, Relation soignant soigné, Condition travail, Epuisement usure, Charge travail, Trouble cognition, Vieillard, Homme, Aide soignant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stress, Health staff, Health staff patient relation, Working condition, Occupational burnout, Workload, Cognitive disorder, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0170920
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 21/05/1997.