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Nurses' workload and its relation with physiological stress reactions.

Dalri Rde C, da Silva LA, Mendes AM, Robazzi ML - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Bottom Line: Spearman's bivariate Correlation Test was used. most subjects are female, between 23 and 61 years old and working between 21 and 78 hours per week.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.

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Affiliation: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

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.

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Nurses' workload and its relation with physiological stress reactions.

Dalri Rde C, da Silva LA, Mendes AM, Robazzi ML - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Classification of physiological stress responses among nurses at the publichospital according to the obtained scores. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, 2012(n=95)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f03: Classification of physiological stress responses among nurses at the publichospital according to the obtained scores. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, 2012(n=95)
Mentions: Figure 3 below shows the classification of thephysiological stress responses according to the scores on the Inventory of PhysiologicalStress Reactions(10).

Bottom Line: Spearman's bivariate Correlation Test was used. most subjects are female, between 23 and 61 years old and working between 21 and 78 hours per week.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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus