An Investigation of Work-Related Fatigue Levels and Related Factors among Emergency Nurses: A Primary Quantitative Study
- 1 Western Sydney University, Australia
- 2 University of Newcastle, Australia
One of the most frequent phenomena among shift workers, particularly nurses, is work-related fatigue. There is a necessary demand for research in the area concerning the relationship between socio-demographic factors, occupational variables and work-related fatigue among Arabic, including Jordanian nurses, given the lack of knowledge. This study targets evaluating the magnitude of the relationship between socio-demographic and occupational factors and work-related fatigue among Jordanian nurses who work in emergency care venues. A descriptive correlational study was used. A non-probability based convenient sampling technique was applied, capturing 220 emergency nurses in Jordan. Measures included socio-demographic data, Occupational variables and Fatigue Exhaustion/Recovery Scale (OFER 15). In comparison to chronic and inter-shift fatigue, acute work-related fatigue attained the highest average score (Mean = 61.63, SD +27.17). Acute fatigue had a significant but weak relationship with years of experience, age, marital status, income and shift-work had an imperative relationship with acute work-related fatigue. Further, the chronic fatigue and inter shift (recovery) were correlated with marital status, years of experience, income and shift-work. The findings of this study provided empirical data that would help develop procedures to diminish levels of work-related fatigue among Jordanian emergency nurses, which would enhance nurses and patients' positive health outcomes.
Copyright: © 2021 Khaldoun Ismail, Mahmoud Al-Masaeed, Rawan Alsababha, Albara Alomari and Muhammad Alqudah. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Work-Related Fatigue
- Chronic Fatigue
- Acute Fatigue
- Socio-Demographic Factors
- Inter-Shift Fatigue