Quantitative work demands, emotional demands, and cognitive stress symptoms in surgery nurses

Elfering, Achim; Grebner, Simone; Leitner, Monika; Hirschmuller, Anja; Kubosch, Eva Johanna; Baur, Heiner (15 June 2017). Quantitative work demands, emotional demands, and cognitive stress symptoms in surgery nurses Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22(5), pp. 604-610. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13548506.2016.1200731

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ABSTRACT In surgery, cognitive stress symptoms, including problems in concentrating, deciding, memorising, and reflecting are risks to patient safety. Recent evidence points to social stressors as antecedents of cognitive stress symptoms in surgery personnel. The current study tests whether cognitive stress symptoms are positively associated with emotional abuse, emotional- and task-related demands and resources in surgery work. Forty-eight surgery nurses from two hospitals filled out the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire in its German version. Task-related and emotional demands were positively related to cognitive stress symptoms. In a stepwise, multiple, linear regression of cognitive stress symptoms on task-related and emotional demands, emotional abuse and emotional demands were unique predictors (p < .05). Efforts to increase patient safety should address emotional abuse, emotional demands, and, therefore, communication and cooperation team climate in surgery personnel.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

Department of Health Professions

Name:

Elfering, Achim; Grebner, Simone; Leitner, Monika; Hirschmuller, Anja; Kubosch, Eva Johanna and Baur, Heiner

ISSN:

1354-8506

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

29 Jan 2020 13:22

Last Modified:

29 Jan 2020 13:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13548506.2016.1200731

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.5817

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/5817

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