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Stress-related illness risk 'present in one in 10 nurses'

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Around one in 10 nurses and nurse managers are at risk from illness caused by stress, according to Swedish researchers.

They surveyed 64 first-line nurse managers and 908 registered nurses on a range of psychosocial factors including job demand, job control and managerial support.

Writing in the Journal of Nursing Management, the authors said: “Approximately 10-15% of the [managers] and RNs showed signs of being at risk for stress-related ill health.”

 

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  • This is a very small study, and conducted I am assuming in Sweden??? I'm willing to bet the actual number is a LOT higher than that here in the UK.

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  • I agree Mike. Certainly here in the UK the number is sure to be much higher.

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  • One in ten. So few . . .

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