Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repository.udca.edu.co/handle/11158/2336
Title: Mental workload in nurses who work in units of a hospital
Other Titles: Carga mental en enfermeros(As) que laboran en diferentes unidades de un hospital
Authors: Arias Barrera, Karen Paola
Cardozo Niño, Carmen Lucía
Corredor Sanjuanelo, Danny Wilson
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Arias Barrera, K. P., Cardozo, C. L. N., & Corredor, D. W. S. (2018). Mental workload in nurses who work in units of a hospital. [Carga mental en enfermeros(As) que laboran en diferentes unidades de un hospital] Revista Cubana De Enfermeria, 34(1) Retrieved from www.scopus.com
Series/Report no.: Revista Cubana de Enfermeria;Vol.34, No.1 Ene-Feb 2018
Abstract: Introduction: The mental workload is the set of psychophysical requirements the worker is under throughout his/her working day. If high and long-standing, it can lead to staff fatigue. This represents a risk both for the nurse and for the patients under his/her care. Objective: To analyze the mental workload in nurses who work in different units of a hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: Quantitative study of descriptive type. For the collection of sociodemographic and occupational information from healthcare nurses, an instrument proposed by the authors was applied, while the tasks evaluation was carried out using the instrument NASA-TLX. Results: The tasks that generate mental workload were administration of the medication (with a score of 58.20), and managerial tasks (54.90). Internal medicine presented serious mental workload (68.15). The morning shift presented serious mental workload (69.61). Conclusions: The most evaluated dimension was time-related demand. The tasks that most generate mental load are administration of the medication, managerial tasks, patient and family education, laboratory tests analysis, and attention code blue.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/search/form.uri?display=basic
ISSN: 08640319
Appears in Collections:CCB. Artículos indexados en Scopus

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Mental workload in nurses who work in units of a hospital.pdf
  Restricted Access
358,01 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons