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Chronic fatigue of nurses in contemporary psychiatric care. Do temperament & work environment matter?, 2020, Sygit-Kowalkowsa

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    CFS gets a mention in the abstract, but it looks like it may simply be a "chronic fatigue" paper.

    Chronic fatigue of nurses in view of the challenges of contemporary psychiatric care. Do temperament and work environment matter?

    Psychiatr. Pol. ONLINE FIRST Nr 176: 1–18

    Published ahead of print 24 May 2020

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.12740/PP/OnlineFirst/118480

    Zmęczenie przewlekłe pielęgniarek w obliczu wyzwań współczesnej opieki psychiatrycznej. Czy temperament i środowisko pracy mają znaczenie?

    Chronic fatigue of nurses in view of the challenges of contemporary psychiatric care. Do temperament and work environment matter?


    The objective of this study was to identify the level of chronic fatigue in the group of psychiatric nurses and to determine the relationship between working environment conditions and temperament, and the chronic fatigue syndrome in the group of psychiatric nurses.

    Material and methods.
    85 nurses from psychiatric treatment centers were subjected to the study. In this study a revised version of the Formal Characteristics of Behaviour – Temperament Inventory (FCB-TI), CIS 20R (Checklist Individual Strength) Questionnaire, and a personal questionnaire regarding the working environment characteristics were applied.

    In the most numerous group of patients, the occurrence of chronic fatigue was found to be moderate (48.23% of respondents) and high (47.05%). Endurance as a trait of temperament is important for analyzing differences in chronic fatigue in the group of psychiatric nurses. In the studied group, difficulties in relations between nurses are correlates of reduction in concentration, reduction of motivation and they affect the overall result of chronic fatigue. The frequency of receiving contradictory instructions from staff and the state of information flow in the team are correlated with the reduction in concentration.

    The results indicate a high prevalence of chronic fatigue. Factors related to the working environment that concern cooperation and communication among the staff perform a significant role in the development of chronic fatigue in psychiatric nurses. Further research on this issue is necessary in view of observable problems in the psychiatric care organizational structures.
  2. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    " burnout" in nursing generally has had a bit of research mainly due to the high numbers of nurses who leave the profession after 3 to 5years.
    It's a bit like classic mainframe for BPS where actual " real life" seems to be a separate vacuum
    Under staffing, 12 hour shifts , the power play in many depts, impact on home relationships and pay levels - these seem to be less important.
  3. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Has the instruction "first, define your terms" become unfashionable?
    James Morris-Lent and alktipping like this.

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