Tool to measure workload of health professionals in Primary Health Care: development and validation

  • Daiana Bonfim Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Maria José Bistafa Pereira Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto
  • Célia Regina Pierantoni Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Instituto de Medicina Socia
  • Ana Estela Haddad Universidade de São Paulo; Faculdade de Odontologia
  • Raquel Rapone Gaidzinski Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem

Abstract

Objective To develop and validate an instrument that addresses the interventions/activities carried out by the family health team as reference for staff planning. Method Methodological research developed in stages: instrument development, content validation, and pilot test in three units located in the southeastern region of Brazil. Results 39 interventions were validated in a single instrument to measure workload for clinician, dental surgeon, oral health technician/assistant, nurse, nurse assistant, and community health agent. In the pilot test, the instrument contained 100% of the interventions observed and the observers reached 93.7% agreement. Conclusion The proposed instrument is an innovating tool because of its configuration for health team and supports staff planning in primary health care.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Bonfim, D., Pereira, M., Pierantoni, C., Haddad, A., & Gaidzinski, R. (2015). Tool to measure workload of health professionals in Primary Health Care: development and validation . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe2), 25-34. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000800004
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