Assessment of Impact of Shift Work on Health among Staff Nurses at SRM General Hospital, Kattankulathur

Authors

  • K. Silambu Selvi1 , Jayabharathi B.2, S. Minisha3 , K. Swratha3 , M. Vairava Priya3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v13i1.13320

Keywords:

Staff nurse, Shift work, Level of impact, Health.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of the present study was to assess the impact of shift work on health among staff
nurse and to associate the level of impact of shift work on health with the selected demographic variables
among staff nurses.
Methodology: Descriptive cross sectional research design and Quantitative approach was used to assess
the impact of shift work on health among staff nurses. The study was conducted at SRM General Hospital,
Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram district .Samples were selected by non-probability purposive sampling
technique. Sample includes 100 staff nurses who were working at SRM general hospital and fulfil the
inclusion criteria The tool used for data collection was the “modified version of Standard Shift work Index”
. It comprises of two sections: Section –A includes Structured questionnaire to elicit demographic variables
such as Age, gender, religion, qualification, duration of work, year of experience. Section –B includes
Structured questionnaire to assess the impact of shift work on health. Likert scale rating was used to evaluate
the level of impact of shift work on health .
Results : The present study findings revealed that the majority of 79% of staff nurses had moderate impact
of shift work on health. 20% had less impact,1% had severe impact and none of them had very less impact
of shift work on health. There was no significant association between the demographic variables and level
of impact of shift work on health among staff nurses.
Conclusion :There was moderate impact of shift work on health among staff nurses and there was no
significant association between the demographic variables and level of impact of shift work on health among
staff nurses. Nurses involved in shift work are at risk for decreased health and poor job performance. Their
needs should be identified and in service education should be frequently conducted in the hospital in order
to ensure that the staff nurses maintain healthy life style.

Author Biography

K. Silambu Selvi1 , Jayabharathi B.2, S. Minisha3 , K. Swratha3 , M. Vairava Priya3

1Assistant Professor, SRM College of Nursing, 2Professor, SRM College of Nursing, 3B.Sc.(N) IV Year
Students, SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram
District-603203 Tamil Nadu, India

Published

2020-12-30