Stress, fatigue, and workload in intensive care nursing: A scoping literature review

Kunal Khanade, Farzan Sasangohar

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    12 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Stress and fatigue are being interchangeably used in the nursing literature resulting in operationalization and measurement issues. A scoping review was conducted to identify different definitions and operationali-zation of these constructs. Findings can be used to develop tools to measure stress and fatigue as different constructs to aid nursing administrators to gain a new perspective into nursing schedule, workload, morale and well-being of nurses. The findings show that there is a research gap in measurement of acute stress in nursing, physiological measures are currently not used for continuous assessment of stress or fatigue for nurses, and lack of stress and fatigue definitions in terms of physiological measures for assessment purposes. Continuous monitoring and physiological measures such as heart rate can be used to measure and differentiate between the constructs of stress and fatigue.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
    PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
    Pages686-690
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2017
    EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
    Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
    Volume2017-October
    ISSN (Print)1071-1813

    Other

    OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin
    Period10/9/1710/13/17

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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