Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
MONTEIRO, Maria Silvia; ALEXANDRE, Neusa Maria Costa; MILANI, Daniela and FUJIMURA, Fernanda. Work capacity evaluation among nursing aides. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.5, pp.1177-1182. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000500021.
Work force aging generates the need to develop studied with the purpose to evaluate work capacity. The objective of this study was to analyze the work capacity of the nursing aides of a public health institute. A cross-sectional study was developed on the work capacity of these professionals regarding their demographic, work and lifestyle characteristics (n=241). A univariate logistic regression analysis was performed with inadequate work capacity (score below 37) as the dependent variable. There was an association with age (the eldest), work time at the institution (the oldest), body mass index (obesity) and item 1 of the work capacities index: present work capacity. This information can be used to create preventive measures and restore work capacity.
Keywords : Nurses' aides; Work capacity evaluation; Cross-sectional studies; Occupational health.