Lindo, Jascinth L. M.; La Grenade, Janet A.; McCaw-Binns, Affette M.; Jackson, Maria D.; Eldemire-Shearer, Denise A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Evaluation of the General Mental Well-Being of Doctors and Nurses in Two Hospitals in Kingston, Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 2
Presented at the Caribbean Health Research Council, Tobago
Objectives: To assess the level of general mental wellness being of doctors and nurses from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Kingston Regional Hospital (KRH) using the General Health Questionnaire 30 (GHQ 30). Design and Methods: Two hundred and twelve doctors and nurse at the KRH and UHWI were studied using a self-administered 33-item questionnaire and the GHQ 30 to determine general mental well-being. Probable caseness was defined as a GHQ 30 score ³ 5. Focus group discussions were also held with staff at both hospitals.....