Work stress, burnout, and sense of coherence among dialysis nurses.

S. L. Lewis, M. A. Campbell, P. J. Becktell, C. L. Cooper, P. N. Bonner, W. C. Hunt

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    Abstract

    The overall goal of this study was to examine the relationship among work stressors, burnout, and sense of coherence (SOC) in dialysis nurses. Two hundred thirty-eight registered nurses from 56 dialysis units completed a demographic data form, the Nursing Stress Scale, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale. The results indicated that work load was the major contributing factor to both overall stress and burnout. Understanding the stressors that affect responses to the work environment will allow for successful interventions to alter the risk of exhaustion and burnout.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)545-553, discussion 554
    JournalANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association
    Volume19
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

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    • Medicine(all)

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    Lewis, S. L., Campbell, M. A., Becktell, P. J., Cooper, C. L., Bonner, P. N., & Hunt, W. C. (1992). Work stress, burnout, and sense of coherence among dialysis nurses. ANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association, 19(6), 545-553, discussion 554.