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International Journal of Home Science

2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART B

An ergonomic study on physiological stress and fatigue of nurses in Nagpur city

Author(s): Dr. Tulika A Khare and Ayushree Bodile
Nursing profession though is a gratifying profession is extremely challenging. The nurses work conditions lead to physical and emotional exhaustion. The presence of stress and exhaustion among nurses occur due to different reasons including overtime and involving physical and mental symptoms due to the work they perform, with work overload and lack of time even to rest. Nurses need to be free from occupational stress and maintain good health. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relation between nurse's working stress and the patient care behaviours as well as nurse's health related quality of life. It was a descriptive- cum - experimental research conducted at three hospital which were viveka, G. T. Padole and ciims Hospital. A total of 50 sample of nurses were taken. A purposive random sampling was done to select the sample for the study. Observation Method was also used for analysis. After the study, we found that 54% of nurses had worked in special care department and maximum i. e., 78% nurses experience tiredness type of fatigue while doing their work. Also, after study we found that most of the nurse's reduced communication skills were the effects of fatigue and relationship at their workplace. Significant difference was found in job stress level among married and unmarried nurses. But as compared to unmarried nurses, married nurses showed a tendency towards being more stressed. It can be concluded from the study that any work organisations (Hospital) should assess each workstation factors which is impacting their employees (Nurses) health. A thurogh evaluation must be performed in relation to employees health factors, work area design, shift work, and working hours particularily since all variables have a significant relationship with workplace stress outcomes. An ergonomically designed working environment can reduce human resource problems, including fatigue, physiological problems like high blood pressure and pulse rate and job dissatisfaction.
Pages: 119-121  |  10 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Tulika A Khare, Ayushree Bodile. An ergonomic study on physiological stress and fatigue of nurses in Nagpur city. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):119-121.

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