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48 Health indicators of health worker in a university hospital: preliminary data
  1. L L S Santana1,
  2. da Cruz2,
  3. Sarquis2,
  4. Kalinke1,
  5. Kirchhof3,
  6. E A Felli4
  1. 1CURITIBA, Brazil
  2. 2Universidade Federal do Paraná, CURITIBA, Brazil
  3. 3Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
  4. 4Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Introduction Partial results of a dissertation of the Graduate Program in Nursing, Federal University of Parana - Brazil.

Objective To analyse the health indicators of a hospital worker in the year 2011.

Methods Retrospective epidemiological study conducted at a university hospital in southern Brazil whose data was collected through the database Monitoring System of Occupational Health Nursing (SIMOSTE) which consists of a technological tool developed by nursing researchers, with support from the Foundation to support research in São Paulo, aimed at monitoring the health of workers in a hospital environment.

Results Women (80.8%) and workers aged 31 to 40 years (34.2%) had more records of absences from work. The total absence corresponded to 2478 days, and 1526 (61.6%) relative to the nursing staff. The highest average absence was observed among nursing technicians (M = 2.63 days) and work sector with the highest proportion of registers was the Intensive Care Unit (23.2%). The workload was the biological prevalent (39.4%) and is also the main cause of attrition reported for 15 of the 23 occupational categories. Diseases of the respiratory system were the most away (19.62%) and also in higher frequency registries (19.62%). The highest number of days of sick leave (360 days) was due to diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue and the damage resulting from mental and behavioural disorders on average 5.76 days away. Nurses had 33 days of leave for respiratory diseases and an average of 4.71 days away from external causes. The nursing staff had more absences due to mental and behavioural disorders (162 days) with an average of 10.13 days. Other health workers were farthest from diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (263 days).

Conclusions To know the health profile of the worker helps in developing policies and strategies for promoting worker health.

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