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Author Zeraati, Hojat ♦ Mohammadi, Mohsen ♦ Mazloumi, Adel ♦ Kazemi, Zeinab
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Content type Text
Publisher Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
File Format PDF
Date Created 2016-03-06
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) TX341-641 ♦ RA1-1270
Subject Keyword Nutrition ♦ Public aspects of medicine ♦ Foods and food supply ♦ Mental workload ♦ Performance obstacles ♦ Medicine ♦ Technology ♦ NASA-TLX ♦ Nurses ♦ Intensive care units ♦ Home economics
Abstract Background: High level of workload has been identified among stressors of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). The present study investigated nursing workload and identified its influencing perfor­mance obstacles in ICUs. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted, in 2013, on 81 nurses working in ICUs in Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran, Iran. NASA-TLX was applied for assessment of workload. Moreover, ICUs Performance Obstacles Questionnaire was used to identify performance obstacles associated with ICU nursing. Results: Physical demand (mean=84.17) was perceived as the most important dimensions of workload by nurses. The most critical performance obstacles affecting workload included: difficulty in finding a place to sit down, hectic workplace, disorganized workplace, poor-conditioned equipment, waiting for using a piece of equipment, spending much time seeking for supplies in the central stock, poor quality of medical materials, delay in getting medications, unpredicted problems, disorganized central stock, outpatient surgery, spending much time dealing with family needs, late, inadequate, and useless help from nurse assistants, and ineffective morning rounds (P-value<0.05). Conclusion: Various performance obstacles are correlated with nurses' workload, affirms the signifi­cance of nursing work system characteristics. Interventions are recommended based on the results of this study in the work settings of nurses in ICUs.
ISSN 22286497
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-12-01
e-ISSN 22286497
Journal Health Promotion Perspectives
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 280
Ending Page 287


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