Impact of promoting self-care in nursing workload

  • Armando dos Santos Trettene Universidade Paulista; Campus Bauru
  • Cassiana Mendes Bertoncelo Fontes Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho"; Faculdade de Medicina; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro Razera Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Reabilitação
  • Marcia Ribeiro Gomide Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais
Keywords: Nursing, Self-care, Workload, Personnel Downsizing, Subacute Care, Pierre Robin Syndrome

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of promoting self-care in nursing workload and associate it to the variables: age, gender, socioeconomic status, education, marital status and number of children of caregivers. METHODS Prospective study with 31 children and their caregivers. Participants were assessed at two moments, 1st and 2nd hospitalization, the nursing workload was measured by the Nursing Activities Score (NAS). RESULTS The mean NAS in the 1st hospitalization was 60.9% and in the 2nd hospitalization was 41.6%, that is, 14.6 and 9.9 hours of nursing, respectively. The nursing workload on the first day of hospitalization was higher compared to the last day, both for the 1st (p<0.001) and for the 2nd hospitalization (p<0.001), and higher in the first (p<0.001) and in the last day (p=0.025) in the 1st hospitalization. Comparing the 1st hospitalization to the 2nd hospitalization, the first was higher (p<0.001), and NAS items related to the training of self-care was influenced (p<0.001). CONCLUSION The nursing workload associated to self-care promotion corresponded to 14.6 hours and was higher than determined by the existing legislation.

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Published
2016-08-01
How to Cite
Trettene, A., Fontes, C., Razera, A., & Gomide, M. (2016). Impact of promoting self-care in nursing workload. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(4), 635-641. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420160000500014
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