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  1. Senior house officers'work related stressors, psychological distress, and confidence in performing clinical tasks in accident and emergency : a questionnaire study.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate the relation between accident and emergency senior house officers'psychological distress and confidence in performing clinical tasks and to describe work related stressors.


    Questionnaire survey with data collected at four points during senior house officers'six month attachment to accident and emergency departments.


    171 newly appointed accident and emergency senior house officers from 27 hospitals in the South Thames region.

    Main outcome measures 

    Psychological distress measured with a 25 item questionnaire ; confidence in performing a range of 35 clinical and practical activities (visual analogue scales) ; reported consultation stress factors, other work related stressors, and personal stressors.


    Overall confidence scores in carrying out a range of clinical and practical activities increased significantly between the end of the first and the end of the fourth month (Z=-6.05, P<0.001).

    Senior house officers with higher psychological distress scores at the end of their first and fourth month had significantly lower confidence scores (Z=-3.20, P<0.001 ; Z=-1.90, P<0.05).

    Senior house officers with lower increases in confidence between the first and fourth month had significantly higher distress than those with greater increases (Z=-2.62, P<0.001). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement détresse, Confiance, Urgence, Accident, Question réponse, Médecin, Difficulté psychologique, Facteur prédictif, Responsabilité professionnelle, Communication information, Evaluation, Homme, Psychopathologie, Organisation santé, Réanimation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Distress behavior, Confidence, Emergency, Accident, Question answering, Physician, Psychological difficulty, Predictive factor, Occupational responsibility, Information communication, Evaluation, Human, Psychopathology, Public health organization, Resuscitation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0234777

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/06/1997.