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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(4), 435; doi:10.3390/ijerph13040435

The Impact of Arts Activity on Nursing Staff Well-Being: An Intervention in the Workplace

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Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Šiaurės pr. 57, LT-49264 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Faculty of Nursing, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eivenių g. 4, LT-50161 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Academic Editor: Andrew Watterson
Received: 15 December 2015 / Revised: 7 March 2016 / Accepted: 20 March 2016 / Published: 19 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Safety and Related Impacts on Health and the Environment)
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Over 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
Keywords: nursing staff; organizational well-being; occupational stress management; workplace interventions; arts activity; silk painting; mental health and well-being; arts for health nursing staff; organizational well-being; occupational stress management; workplace interventions; arts activity; silk painting; mental health and well-being; arts for health
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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.

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