Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
06/12/2016
Date assigned
07/12/2016
Last edited
07/12/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
Job-related stress (occupational stress) is a key cause of employee resignations, and so the early identification of individuals prone to such stress is important. This study will look at novice nurses working in a Japanese hospital, in order to try to evaluate potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses. The aim of this study is to look at possible predictors of job-realted stress in novice nurses in Japan.

Who can participate?
New female employees at Kagoshima University Hospital.

What does the study involve?
At the time of job entry, participants undergo a physical examination and provide a urine sample. In addition, they complete a number of questionnaires to measure their job-related stress and general mental health. Five months later, participants complete the same measures to find out if there has been any change.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
There are no direct benefits or risks involved with participating.

Where is the study run from?
Kagoshima University Hospital (Japan)

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
November 2014 to October 2015

Who is funding the study?
Kagoshima University (Japan)

Who is the main contact?
Professor Masahisa Horiuchi

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Public

Primary contact

Prof Masahisa Horiuchi

ORCID ID

Contact details

Kagoshima University
8-35-1 Sakuragaoka
Kagoshima
890-8544
Japan

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

No

Study information

Scientific title

Potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses - A pilot study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The aim of this study is to find the predictors for susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses.

Ethics approval

Institutional Review Committee of Kagoshima University Hospital, 06/01/2015, ref: 26-161

Study design

Single-centre observational cohort study

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cohort study

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Mental health conditions

Intervention

Participants undergo physical health examinations, provide a urine sample which is tested for ion concentrations (e.g. Na, K, P, Mg, Ca and Cl), and complete a lifestyle questionnaire at the time of job entry. Participants also complete a Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ), related to mental health status, at job entry and 5 months post-entry. Psychological stress, somatic symptoms, and combined BJSQ scores are also measured at job entry and 5 months post-entry.

Intervention type

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Degree of occupational stress is measured using the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ) at job entry and 5 months post-entry.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

28/11/2014

Overall trial end date

31/10/2015

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. New employee in a University Hospital
2. Female

Participant type

Health professional

Age group

Adult

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

62

Participant exclusion criteria

Not answering the questionnaire

Recruitment start date

01/04/2015

Recruitment end date

31/10/2015

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Japan

Trial participating centre

Kagoshima University Hospital
Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima
8908544
Japan

Sponsor information

Organisation

Kagoshima University

Sponsor details

8-35-1 Sakuragaoka
Kagoshima
890-8544
Japan

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Kagoshima University

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

academic

Location

Japan

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Planned publication in a high-impact peer reviewed journal.

IPD Sharing plan:
The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are/will be available upon request from masakuni@m.kufm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Intention to publish date

31/12/2017

Participant level data

Available on request

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes