The Impact of Arts Activity on Nursing Staff Well-Being: An Intervention in the Workplace
AbstractOver 59 million workers are employed in the healthcare sector globally, with a daily risk of being exposed to a complex variety of health and safety hazards. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of arts activity on the well-being of nursing staff. During October–December 2014, 115 nursing staff working in a hospital, took part in this study, which lasted for 10 weeks. The intervention group (n = 56) took part in silk painting activities once a week. Data was collected using socio-demographic questions, the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale, Short Form—36 Health Survey questionnaire, Reeder stress scale, and Multidimensional fatigue inventory (before and after art activities in both groups). Statistical data analysis included descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation), non-parametric statistics analysis (Man Whitney U Test; Wilcoxon signed—ranks test), Fisher’s exact test and reliability analysis (Cronbach’s Alpha). The level of significance was set at p ≤ 0.05. In the intervention group, there was a tendency for participation in arts activity having a positive impact on their general health and mental well-being, reducing stress and fatigue, awaking creativity and increasing a sense of community at work. The control group did not show any improvements. Of the intervention group 93% reported enjoyment, with 75% aspiring to continue arts activity in the future. This research suggests that arts activity, as a workplace intervention, can be used to promote nursing staff well-being at work. View Full-Text
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Karpavičiūtė, S.; Macijauskienė, J. The Impact of Arts Activity on Nursing Staff Well-Being: An Intervention in the Workplace. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 435.
Karpavičiūtė S, Macijauskienė J. The Impact of Arts Activity on Nursing Staff Well-Being: An Intervention in the Workplace. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(4):435.Chicago/Turabian Style
Karpavičiūtė, Simona; Macijauskienė, Jūratė. 2016. "The Impact of Arts Activity on Nursing Staff Well-Being: An Intervention in the Workplace." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 4: 435.
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