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Nurses' workload and its relation with physiological stress reactions

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Author(s):
de Marchi Barcellos Dalri, Rita de Cassia [1] ; da Silva, Luiz Almeida [2] ; Oliveira Cruz Mendes, Aida Maria [3] ; do Carmo Cruz Robazzi, Maria Lucia [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem Ribeirao Preto, WHO Collaborating Ctr Nursing Res Dev, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Goias, Jatai, Go - Brazil
[3] Escola Super Enfermagem Coimbra, Coimbra - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 22, n. 6, p. 959-965, NOV-DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Objective: to analyze the relation between the workload and the physiological stress reactions among nurses working at a hospital service. Methods: cross-sectional, correlational, quantitative study, involving 95 nurses, in 2011 and 2012. Spearman's bivariate Correlation Test was used. Results: most subjects are female, between 23 and 61 years old and working between 21 and 78 hours per week. The most frequent physiological reactions were back pain, fatigue/exhaustion, stiff neck and stomach acidity, with 46.3% of the subjects presenting low and 42.1% moderate physiological stress responses. No correlation was found between the workload and the physiological stress responses. Conclusion: although most of the nurses work more than 36 hours/week, physiologically, they do not present high reaction levels in response to stress. These workers deal with conflicts in the vertical and horizontal relations between professionals, family members and patients. In that sense, taking care of professionals who offer health services can be a fundamental strategy, as good user care mainly depends on healthy teams. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/08842-2 - HOURS OF WORK OF NURSES AND ITS RELATION TO STRESS AND SALIVARY CORTISOL
Grantee:Rita de Cassia de Marchi Barcellos Dalri
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate