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MARQUES, Divina de Oliveira et al. Absenteeism – illness of the nursing staff of a university hospital. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2015, vol.68, n.5, pp.876-882. ISSN 1984-0446.


to analyze absenteeism - illness of the nursing staff.


this was a retrospective study of a university hospital in the city of Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, using a quantitative approach. Data were collected from functional records of the staff during the period from 2008 to 2012.


of 602 workers, 435 had 1574 medical certifi cates. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, followed by mental and behavioral disorders were the major diseases for sick leave. The occupation with the highest number of medical certifi cates was the nursing technician. Females and the age group between 41-50 years prevailed in the sample. Ambulatory was the area with most frequent events, followed by the medical clinic and emergency room.


absenteeism-illness affects the functioning of the service, the nursing staff and users, promoting work overload, and interfering in the quality of nursing care.

Keywords : Absenteeism; Nursing Staff; Workers.

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