|تاریخ چاپ: 1399/08/10|
|Relationship Between Mental Fatigue and Mental Workload Among Nurses|
|Author(s):||Ehsan Bakhshi ، Adel Mazloumi *، Seyed Mostafa Hoseini|
BackgroundMental fatigue is a very common problem in everyday modern life, during which, individual performance decreases for complex cognitive activities.
ObjectivesThis study aimed to determine the level of mental fatigue and its relationship with mental workload among nurses.
MethodsIn this descriptive analytical cross-sectional study, 203 nurses were selected from several hospital wards in Kermanshah, Iran. A demographic form, Mental Fatigue Scale (MFS) and NASA-TLX were used to obtain data. The data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient, analysis of variance and independent t-test.
ResultsThe mean (SD) scores for the participants’ mental fatigue and mental workload were 13.24 (7.41) and 69.73 (15.26), respectively. Data analysis did not show any significant relationship between mental fatigue and mental workload (P = 0.120).
ConclusionsGenerally, most of the nurses perceived having minor problems to no problems with respect to mental fatigue, and workload was not found as a contributing factor to mental fatigue.
|Keywords:||Mental Fatigue، Mental Workload، Hospital، Nurses، NASA-TLX|
|Article Type:||Research/Original Article|
|Published:||Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Volume:21 Issue: 1, 2019|
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