The reflective risk assessment model of professional quality of life in Chinese nurses

Li, Wendy, West, Caryn, and Xie, Guojun (2021) The reflective risk assessment model of professional quality of life in Chinese nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 29 (4). pp. 767-775.

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Aim – This study aimed to apply the Reflective Risk Assessment Model in a Chinese healthcare setting to investigate the relationships between professional quality of life and mental health risk profiles.

Background - Few studies have connected the quality of work-life with contributing and co-existing factors such as depression, anxiety, and stress, but none to date in a Chinese healthcare setting.

Method – A cross-sectional survey of 950 registered Chinese nurses was employed. Results - There were 299 out of 861 participants (34.7%) categorised into four out of five professional quality of life risk profiles, consistent with the reflective risk assessment model. Significant differences were seen with large-sized effects in the mean scores of stress, anxiety, and depression among the participants, with participants of the very distressed profile having significantly higher mean scores in stress, anxiety, and depression, followed by the at-risk profile group.

Conclusion – The reflective risk assessment model and professional quality of life five risk profiles are supported by this study.

Implications for Nursing Management – The reflective risk assessment model can be used to detect risk factors for mental health in nurses and for the design of interventions that promote nurses’ mental health.

Item ID: 65377
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2834
Keywords: compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression
Copyright Information: Published Version: (C) John Wiley & Sons. Accepted Version: Open Access after an embarago of 12 months.
Funders: The Health and Family Planning Bureau of Foshan City, China, Foshan City's Major Medical and Scientific Research Project (FC), Key Project of Medical Research in the "13th Fiv-Year Plan" of Foshan City (KPMR)
Projects and Grants: FC Grant/Award Number: 2016AB002181, KPMR FSZDZK135031
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2020 03:51
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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