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The mental health of hospital nurses in Tasmania as measured by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire



The mental health of hospital nurses in Tasmania as measured by the 12-item General Health Questionnaire



Journal of Advanced Nursing 28(4): 707-712



Among a sample of 270 nurses who completed the General Health Questionnaire a third had scores to indicate 'caseness'. Using principal component analysis three dimensions emerged which accounted for 64% of the variance. Preliminary findings indicate that nurses working in medical, psychiatric, surgical and pool/on call settings, in that order, had much higher rates of 'caseness' compared to their colleagues in other work settings.

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Accession: 047680948

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PMID: 9829657

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00735.x


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