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Enfermería Global

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SILVA, Jorge Luiz Lima da et al. Job strain and psychosocial aspects of intensive care nurses. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.48, pp.80-120.  Epub Oct 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.

The study has as object the psychosocial aspects and burnout. This study aimed to describe psychosocial factors of intensive care nursing workers, according to socio-demographic and labor variables. Sectional study with 134 professionals, applying self-administered questionnaire containing: a summary of the Job Stress Scale - to measure stress; Maslach Burnout Inventory - to assess burnout; and Self Reporting Questionnaire - to assess common mental disorders. Regarding the stress dimensions: 30.8% of the workers were in high demand; 24.6% in active job; 20.8% passive jobs and 23.8% in low demand. The burnout prevalence was 55.3% and 72.5% were at high strain (p = 0.006). The prevalence of common mental disorders was 27.7%. The organization of work in intensive care unit favors the high-demand stress and consequently demonstrates significant prevalence of common mental disorders and burnout. Mental health appears as a key element in the hospital work environment and needs greater attention by the teams and officials.

Keywords : Stress; intensive care unit; burnout; nursing; occupational health.

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