Yoshida K.,NHO Hirosaki National Hospital |
Naraoka K.,NHO Hirosaki National Hospital |
Saito M.,NHO Hirosaki National Hospital |
Wakui M.,NHO Hirosaki National Hospital
IRYO - Japanese Journal of National Medical Services | Year: 2011
For nurses of Hirosaki National Hospital, a questionnaire was conducted in order to perceive what kind of stress they experience and how they feel on clinical trial. For investigating the nurses' awareness and views on clinical trial, 7 questions were given and answers to each question were scored on a scale of 4 from 1 to 4 ; higher points indicate better views and the average was 2.50. The mean value of each question from each individual's response was 2.25. The score was significantly lower among nurses who had little experience with clinical trial. The study found that nurses have felt mental stress.such as nervousness and anxiety ,particularly at the time of giving clinical trial drug and taking specimens. The scores for the nurses' stress and views on clinical trial were correlated. As for factors which reduced nurses' stress in clinical trial,the presence of clinical research coordinator and their emergency responses were chosen. Clinical pass and flow sheet for duties in clinical trial were chosen and evaluated as items which increased acquiring the experience of clinical trial. The finding of the study also showed there was a correlation between scores for items reducing stress and for the degree of stress felt in clinical trial. In other words,nurses found to be less stressful if they a means of stress reduction.