The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Workload with Fatigue on Nurses

Indah Budi Lestari, Nusavia Astra Jingga, Y. Denny A. Wahyudiono

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Abstract

Introduction: Workload and work fatigue are problems that are often experienced in a hospital. Nurses' fatigue can occur due to an unbalanced workload. Nurses who experience work fatigue, the work motivation of the nurses will decrease, performance is low, work quality is low, there are many mistakes, low work productivity, work-related stress, occupational diseases, injuries, and work accidents. This study aims to analyze the relationship between physical and mental workload with work fatigue on nurses in the Emergency Room at Surabaya Haji General Hospital. Methods: This study was an observational study with a cross-sectional design conducted in the Emergency Room Installation of Surabaya Haji General Hospital with a research population of 30 nurses. The sampling technique was total sampling. The independent variable in this study is physical workload and mental workload while the dependent variable in this study is work fatigue. Data collection was using pulse oxymeter, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) and Industrial Fatigue Research Committee (IRFC) questionnaires with statistical analysis using the contingency coefficient test. Results: This study shows that physical workload has a very weak relationship with work fatigue in nurses (correlation coefficient 0.198) while the mental workload has a strong enough relationship with work fatigue in nurses (correlation coefficient 0.535). Conclusion: Physical workload has a weak relationship with fatigue in Emergency Room nurses at Surabaya Haji General Hospital, while mental workload has a strong enough relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalIndonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • fatigue
  • mental workload
  • nurse
  • physical workload

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