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Author Arakawa, Chiaki ♦ Kanoya, Yuka ♦ Sato, Chifumi
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Medical Error ♦ Hospital Nurse Nurse Health ♦ Workplace Predict Medical Error ♦ Medical Incident Error ♦ Night Shift ♦ Female Hospital Nurse ♦ Work Environment ♦ Logistic Regression Analysis ♦ Japanese Hospital ♦ Current Recent Illness ♦ Medical Incident ♦ Nurse Personal Problem ♦ Shift Work ♦ General Ward ♦ Administrative Problem ♦ Break Time
Abstract Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation of medical incidents and errors among nurses with factors describing their lifestyle, health, and work environment. We analyzed questionnaires completed by 6,445 female hospital nurses engaged in shift work in Japanese hospitals with general wards of more than 200 beds. Logistic regression analysis indicated that the risk for medical incidents/errors was predicted by being under treatment, absence due to sickness in the past 6 months, workplace, break times during night shift, bodily pain, and role (emotional). These results indicate that to prevent the occurrence of medical incidents/errors, it is necessary to regard current/recent illness, bodily pain, and role (emotional) as a nurse’s personal problems and break times during the night shift and workplace as administrative problems.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-01-01