African Journal of Psychiatry Impact Factor & Information
Current impact factor: 0.73
Impact Factor Rankings
|2015 Impact Factor ||Available summer 2016 |
|2013 / 2014 Impact Factor ||0.727 |
|2012 Impact Factor ||0.871 |
|2011 Impact Factor ||1.068 |
Impact factor over time
|5-year impact ||0.00 |
|Cited half-life ||2.80 |
|Immediacy index ||0.42 |
|Eigenfactor ||0.00 |
|Article influence ||0.00 |
|ISSN ||1994-8220 |
Publications in this journal
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ABSTRACT: Background: It has been suggested that nurses who care for the mentally ill patients are exposed to increased
stress and have poorer health status. Leisure and tourism have been proposed to be effective sources of stress
coping. The purpose of this research was to investigate stress and health of nurses working in the psychiatric
hospitals in the eastern Taiwan, which was known for its excellent tourism resources.
Methods: Samples were purposively selected from the nursing staffs of two major psychiatry hospitals in the
region. Overall, 333 valid responses were gathered using Short Form-36 (SF-36) for health status and the Nursing
Staffs Pressure Scale measuring job stressors.
Results: The perceived job stress varied significantly by age and job position. The perceived health status
varied significantly by services, seniorities, marital, and numbers of children. The job stress correlated negatively
with the health status. Family obligation and person-environment fit may explain why nurses in this particular area
experience higher stress and poorer health status compared to their colleagues in the west.
Conclusion: Although nurses in the eastern Taiwan receive relatively attractive compensation package and
enjoy social status in an economically less developed area with abundant tourism resources, they experience higher
stress and worse health. Nursing professionals with higher socio-economic status are in fact inversely exposed to
greater stress, of which detrimental to their levels of person-environment fit. Since the leisure and tourism resources
may not be effective alternatives for coping with stress and the family obligation has a strong association with the
poor health status, a supportive system is apparently needed.
African Journal of Psychiatry 04/2015; 18(3):277. DOI:10.4172/psychiatry.1000277
African Journal of Psychiatry 03/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000261
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Objective: It is known that problematic internet use (PIU) increasing especially among the youth and has become an important public health problem. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of PIU among the medical students and the relationship between PIU and selected socio-demographic characteristics (e.g. gender), loneliness, alexithymia and probability of suicide.
Method: A total of 328 subjects (44.2% males, 55.8% females) completed four instruments: Young Internet
Addiction Test (YIAT), UCLA loneliness scale (UCLA-LS), The 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and
Suicide Probability Scale (SPS).
Results: PIU was detected in 6.4% (n=21) of the participants. Its prevalence was significantly higher in males than in females (p=0.009). We found significant positive correlation between loneliness, alexithymia, suicide probability and PIU. A significant positive relationship was also found between PIU and Hopelessness, Suicide Ideation and Hostility.
Conclusion: PIU was found at a higher rate in male gender and was found to be associated with loneliness,
alexithymia and probability of suicide. Prospective studies need to be based on different sampling groups to
understand the underlying mechanisms that affect PIU and to explore effective preventative treatment strategies.
African Journal of Psychiatry 02/2015; 18(1):13-106. DOI:10.4172/1994-8220.1000208
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African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(1). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000180
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African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(1). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000212
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000235
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000247
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000251
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(1). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000189
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000224
African Journal of Psychiatry 01/2015; 18(2). DOI:10.4172/Psychiatry.1000231
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