Psychosocial work factors and mental health problems among nurses. Tiina Freimann, Jane Freimann, Margarita Milihhina. Tartu University Hospital, Estonia.
Psychosocial work factors and mental health problems among nurses Tiina Freimann, Jane Freimann, Margarita Milihhina Tartu University Hospital, Estonia
Background Psychosocial risks in the workplace have been identified as significant emerging risks for the health and safety of employees.
Aim We aimed to explore the work-related psychosocial risk factors and their relationships with mental health problems (MHPs) among nurses at a university hospital in Estonia.
Methods A cross-sectional study was undertaken among nurses at Tartu University Hospital. Approval for the study was obtained from the Ethics Review Committee on Human Research, University of Tartu. All the full-time working registered nurses who had been employed at the hospital, were invited to participate in the study. Psychosocial work factors and MHPs (stress, somatic symptoms, depressive symptoms and burnout) were measured using version two of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ II) (Kristensen et al. 2005). Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s r correlation with sequential Bonferroni correction (Holm 1979) were used to analyse the data. Holm’s sequential Bonferroni correction was used to account for multiple testing problems in the analyses (Holm 1979). The significance level was set at p