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Psychosocial Hazards Evaluation in ICU Workers

  • Diana FrançaEmail author
  • Pietro Scaramuzzo
  • Ema Sacadura-Leite
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Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 277)

Abstract

Psychosocial hazards evaluation is fundamental in healthcare settings, where workers are particularly exposed to this kind of risk factors, due to the nature of their work. The aim of this study was to assess psychosocial hazards in healthcare workers of Intensive Care Units (ICU). We applied a questionnaire including sociodemographic data, the COPSOQ II short version and the MBI-HSS to 93 workers of ICU and 20 of an Occupational Health Department, to compare the two of them. We found out that ICU workers had worse results in 8/26 dimensions of the COPSOQ and higher levels of emotional exhaustion. The only domain with better results was the one regarding meaning of work. The MBI-HSS evaluation showed a high rate of workers with emotional exhaustion (43.01%), mostly in men, but low personal accomplishment and high levels of depersonification were found in 25.81 and 12.90%.

Keywords

Psychosocial hazards Healthcare workers Intensive Care Units 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa NorteLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Università degli studi di BariBariItaly
  3. 3.CISP, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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