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Occupational Stress and Implementation of Information Technology Among Nurses Working on Acute Psychiatric Wards
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 41–49, January 2013
How to Cite
Koivunen, M., Kontio, R., Pitkänen, A., Katajisto, J. and Välimäki, M. (2013), Occupational Stress and Implementation of Information Technology Among Nurses Working on Acute Psychiatric Wards. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 41–49. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00339.x
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Correction added on 16 October 2012, after first online publication: The last sentence in the Abstract's Findings section has been amended.
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2012
- First Received October 14, 2011; Final Revision received February 16, 2012; Accepted for publication March 14, 2012.
- Information technology;
- occupational stress;
- psychiatric nursing;
- workplace safety
PURPOSE: The study describes nurses' occupational stress and implementation of information technology on acute psychiatric wards.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 146 Finnish nurses. The data were collected using a structured questionnaire in 2006.
FINDINGS: Eleven percent of the nurses felt that work was very mentally strenuous and 45% felt that it was rather mentally strenuous. Male nurses reported more stress and dissatisfaction than female nurses. Nurses with very positive attitudes towards Internet use reported less stress and more job satisfaction than nurses with neutral attitudes towards Internet use.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: By supporting positive attitudes to information technology in nurses' daily work, we may increase their job satisfaction and thereby reduce their stress experiences.