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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

versión On-line ISSN 1989-7790versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X


AGUADO MARTIN, José Ignacio; BATIZ CANO, Ainhoa  y  QUINTANA PEREZ, Salomé. The stress in the hospital sanitary personnel: current status. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2013, vol.59, n.231, pp.259-275. ISSN 1989-7790.

Introduction: Psychosocial risks and stress in particular have become one of the major problems for health and safety. There has been a review of the current scientific literature on stress due to its importance as an emerging risk, and the impact of this problem on productivity and impaired quality of life in personnel hospital and try to identify the main stress assessment methods currently used. Objective: To determine the current state of stress in personnel hospital and identify the main evaluation methods. Methods: A Bibliography review using Medline, Embase, Scirus, Wok, Psicoinfo, OSH update, CISDOC IBECS and LILACS as well as repositories as Dialnet, SciELO and Google Scholar. The study period of the published literature was between 2009 and 2012 carried the last search December 10, 2012. Results: Stress levels found in the articles reviewed were moderate-high, with differences between different areas and specialties. Individual factors both objective and subjective appear to influence the degree of stress. There is variety of methods used for the evaluation of stress; most have a high reliability level. The literature found production is higher in Asia and Europe. Conclusion: Stress levels are high in the sanitary personnel hospital, especially in some areas and specialties. There are a number of moderators of the degree of stress as individual factors and the physical environment , and there is no international consensus on the method used for evaluation.

Palabras clave : Stress; Psychological Stress; Hospital Personnel; Evaluation; Occupational stress.

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