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Compassion fatigue and substance use among nurses

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of General Psychiatry, March 2018
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Title
Compassion fatigue and substance use among nurses
Published in
Annals of General Psychiatry, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12991-018-0183-5
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Reem Jarrad, Sawsan Hammad, Tagreed Shawashi, Naser Mahmoud

Abstract

This study aimed to detect if there were differences in compassion fatigue (CF) among nurses based on substance use and demographic variables of gender, marital status, type of health institution and income. Compassion fatigue is considered an outcome of poorly handled stressful situations in which nurses may respond with self-harming behaviours like substance use. Evidence in this area is critically lacking. This study used a descriptive design to survey differences in CF of 282 nurses. The participants completed a demographic survey and indicated whether they consume any of the following substances on a frequent basis: cigarettes, sleeping pills, power drinks, anti-depressant drugs, anti-anxiety drugs, coffee, analgesics, amphetamines and alcohol. Compassion Fatigue scores were surveyed using CF self-test 66 items developed by Stamm and Figely (Compassion satisfaction and fatigue test. http://www.isu.edu/~bhstamm/tests.htm, 1996). There were significant differences in CF scores in favour of nurses who used cigarettes, sleeping pills, power drinks, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs. While no significant differences in CF were found between nurses who used coffee, analgesics, amphetamines and alcohol, significant differences in nurses' CF were found in relation to type of institution, gender and marital status. But nurses' income did not bring differences to CF scores. Nurses who might be lacking resilience cope negatively with CF using maladaptive negative behaviours such as substance use. Nursing management should be aware of the substance use drive among nurses and build organizational solutions to overcome compassion fatigue and potential substance use problems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 118 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 23%
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 8 7%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 23 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 37 31%
Psychology 24 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 11%
Arts and Humanities 4 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 25 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2018.
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