Exposure of nursing workers to workloads and their consequences

  • Vanda Elisa Andres Felli Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional
  • Taiza Florêncio Costa
  • Patrícia Campos Pavan Baptista Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional
  • Ana Lúcia de Oliveira Guimarães Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Bárbara Marques Anginoni Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem

Abstract

Objective Measure the exposure of nursing workers to workloads and strain processes and their consequences, by means of indicators. Method Epidemiological, descriptive, cross-sectional quantitative study, conducted in 12 units of three teaching hospitals in the city of Sao Paulo. The study population consisted of 452 nursing workers and the data was collected from hospital medical records using the software System for Monitoring the Health of Nursing Workers (SIMOSTE). The data was analyzed on the basis of indicators that provided information about organizational dynamics, occupational health problems and their consequences. Results The health problem indicators revealed 879 exposures to worloads and 1,355 strain processes. The consequences indicators showed 2,709 lost days per year. Conclusions Exposure to different workloads subjects workers to numerous strain processes, which should be monitored in order to implement preventive measures.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Felli, V., Costa, T., Baptista, P., Guimarães, A., & Anginoni, B. (2015). Exposure of nursing workers to workloads and their consequences . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe2), 98-105. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000800014
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