Occupational stress in remote area nursing: development of the Remote Area Nursing Stress Scale (RANSS).

@article{Opie2013OccupationalSI,
  title={Occupational stress in remote area nursing: development of the Remote Area Nursing Stress Scale (RANSS).},
  author={Tessa Opie and Maureen Dollard and Sue Lenthall and Sabina M Knight},
  journal={Journal of nursing measurement},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={246-63}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop a measure that would adequately and sensitively measure the occupational stress experience of nurses working in very remote health care facilities. Because no existing nursing stress tool is suitable to assess the unique stressors of remote nursing practice, the aim was to address this gap in psychometric measurement capacity and develop the Remote Area Nursing Stress Scale (RANSS). METHOD A focus group (n = 19) of remote area… CONTINUE READING

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