Riesgos psicosociales de los enfermeros que prestan asistencia al paciente crítico

Translated title of the contribution: Psychosocial risks of nurses who provide care to critically ill patients

Hugo Alexandre Neves Fortes Guimarães Meira, Sílvia Patrícia Fernandes Coelho

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Background: Psychosocial risks are a growing public health problem which, within the context of the care delivery to critically-ill patients, can affect the quality of care provided by health professionals. Objective: To identify the psychosocial risks of Portuguese nurses who provide care to critically ill patients. Methodology: Quantitative and cross-sectional study, with a non-probabilistic sample of nurses (n = 61) who work in pre-hospital emergency care (n = 6), emergency rooms (n = 20), and intensive care units (n = 35), in northern Portugal. The COPSOQ II questionnaire was applied between July and December 2018. A descriptive and exploratory analysis of the data was carried out, using the SPSS® software. Results: There was a moderate to high risk in 20 of the 29 dimensions evaluated by the questionnaire, and significant differences among the nurses of the emergency rooms and intensive care stand out, particularly in leadership quality, job satisfaction, and offensive behavior. Conclusion: The dimensions related to the area of management emerged as the main focus of psychosocial risks.
Translated title of the contributionPsychosocial risks of nurses who provide care to critically ill patients
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)127-138
Number of pages12
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Critical care
  • Nurses
  • Occupational risks


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