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Stressors in nursing with double or more working hours

Agentes estressores em trabalhadores de enfermagem com dupla ou mais jornada de trabalho
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Lima, Marlinir Bezerra de; Silva, Lucilane Maria Sales da; Almeida, Francisca Cláudia Monteiro; Torres, Raimundo Augusto Martins; Dourado, Hanna Helen Matos

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Abstract Objective: To investigate the main stressors in nursing workers double or more working hours, check the main signs and symptoms indicative of stress. Methods: A descriptive study with quantitative approach. It was developed in a public hospital in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza. The sample consisted of 30 professionals, and 46.7% nursing auxiliaries, 33.3% nurses and 20% technical. The data was collected during November-December 2008, through semi-structured questionnaire. Results: 93.3% of professionals are women aged 31-40 years. The study revealed several factors leading to stress, especially wage dissatisfaction (83%), lack of leisure (73%) and workload (60%), potentially damaging the quality of care. Conclusion: It was perceived scarcity of time that the nursing staff dedicated to rest, leisure, living with the family and their professional qualifications.
Keywords mental health; burnout; stress; nursing; nursing staff; medical technical assistant; hospital; Brazil; workload; working conditions
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine; Applied Psychology; Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3259-3266
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence