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Title: Anxiety symptoms and quality of interaction among oncology nurses: a correlational, cross-sectional study
Authors: Karanikola, Maria 
Giannakopoulou, Margarita 
Kalafati, Maria 
Kaite, Charis P. 
Patiraki, Elisabeth 
Mpouzika, Meropi 
Papathanassoglou, Elizabeth 
Middleton, Nicos 
Keywords: Economic-crisis;Greece;Care;Collaboration;Physicians;Autonomy;Stress
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2016
Publisher: University Sao Paolo
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 2016, Volume 50, Issue 5, Pages 800-807
DOI: 10.1590/S0080-623420160000600013
Abstract: To explore the severity of Anxiety Symptoms (AS) among Greek oncology nursing personnel, the degree of satisfaction from professional relationships, and potential association between them. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional correlational study was performed in 2 Greek Oncology Hospitals, in 72 members of nursing personnel. Hamilton Anxiety Scale was used for the assessment of AS severity and the Index of Work Satisfaction subscale "Satisfaction from Interaction" for the degree of satisfaction from professional relationships among nursing personnel (NN) and between nursing personnel and physicians (NP). Results: 11% of the sample reported clinical AS [>= 26, scale range (SR): 0-52]. Satisfaction from NN [5.10 (SD: 1.04), SR: 1-7], and NP [4.21 (SD: 0.77), SR: 1-7] professional interaction were both moderate. Statistically significantly associations were observed between clinical AS and satisfaction from NN (p= 0.014) and NP (p= 0.013) professional interaction. Conclusions: Anxiety reduction interventions and improvement of professional relationships are essentials in order to reduce oncology nurses' psychological distress.
ISSN: 1980220X
Type: Article
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