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Absenteeism among Nursing Technicians from a Regional Reference Hospital in a Countryside of Northeastern Brazil

Version 1 : Received: 31 January 2022 / Approved: 2 February 2022 / Online: 2 February 2022 (15:37:52 CET)

How to cite: Ximenes Neto, F.R.G.; Sabino, F.N.D.S.; Machado, M.H.; Lourenção, L.G.; Santos, F.D.D.; Vasconcelos, L.F.Q.; Oliveira, E.N.; Fontenele Júnior, A.A.M.; Freire, N.P.; Cunha, I.C.K.O.; Ferreira-Serafim, T.; Santos, B.M.P.D.; Gomes, A.M.F.; Brolini, G.; Oliveira, J.F.D.; Sasaki, N.S.G.M.D.S.; Santos, M.D.L.S.G.; Rodrigues, S.T.; Penha, J.G.M.; Galvão, D.M.; Carvalho, T.M.D. Absenteeism among Nursing Technicians from a Regional Reference Hospital in a Countryside of Northeastern Brazil. Preprints 2022, 2022020038 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0038.v1). Ximenes Neto, F.R.G.; Sabino, F.N.D.S.; Machado, M.H.; Lourenção, L.G.; Santos, F.D.D.; Vasconcelos, L.F.Q.; Oliveira, E.N.; Fontenele Júnior, A.A.M.; Freire, N.P.; Cunha, I.C.K.O.; Ferreira-Serafim, T.; Santos, B.M.P.D.; Gomes, A.M.F.; Brolini, G.; Oliveira, J.F.D.; Sasaki, N.S.G.M.D.S.; Santos, M.D.L.S.G.; Rodrigues, S.T.; Penha, J.G.M.; Galvão, D.M.; Carvalho, T.M.D. Absenteeism among Nursing Technicians from a Regional Reference Hospital in a Countryside of Northeastern Brazil. Preprints 2022, 2022020038 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0038.v1).

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the most relevant factors of absenteeism in the perception of nursing technicians from a regional reference hospital in Brazil. A cross-sectional study, based on a case study, was conducted from August 2018 to July 2021, with 324 nursing technicians from a Brazilian macroregional reference hospital in Northwestern Ceará. Data were collected through Google Forms® via the Scale of Factors of Work Absenteeism (EFAL). For data analysis, the overall mean and means of the four EFAL factors were calculated. The individuals were grouped by rating level and data were presented descriptively. The results showed that fatigue, low pay, work overload, need to resolve unpostponable personal/family bureaucratic matters, and need for time to continue/post-graduate education were the main causes of absenteeism. In general, nursing technicians' perceptions varied between low and medium relevance to the factors that contributed to work absenteeism. We can associate these results to the low frequency of absen-teeism among the professionals of the institution.

Keywords

absenteeism; nursing; licensed practical nurses; nursing staff, hospital; occupational health.

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Nursing & Health Studies

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