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Title: A gender approach to work ability and its relationship to professional and domestic work hours among nursing personnel
Authors: Rotenberg, Lúcia
Portela, Luciana Fernandes
Banks, Bahby
Griep, Rosane Harter
Fischer, Frida Marina
Lansdsbergis, Paul
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Saúde Pública. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. New York, NY, USA.
Abstract: The association between working hours and work ability was examined in a cross sectional study of male (N=156) and female (N=1092) nurses in three public hospitals. Working hours were considered in terms of their professional and domestic hours per week and their combined impact; total work load. Logistic regression analysis showed a significant association between total work load and inadequate work ability index (WAI) for females only. Females reported a higher proportion of inadequate WAI, fewer professional work hours but longer domestic work hours. There were no significant differences in total work load by gender. The combination of professional and domestic work hours in females seemed to best explain their lower work ability. The findings suggest that investigations into female well-being need to consider their total work load. Our male sample may have lacked sufficient power to detect a relationship between working hours and work ability.
Keywords: Paid work
Unpaid work
Long work hours
Work load
Work ability
Women’s work
keywords: Trabalho remunerado
Trabalho não remunerado
Longas horas de trabalho
Carga de trabalho
Capacidade de trabalho
Trabalho das mulheres
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: ROTENBERG, Lúcia et al. A gender approach to work ability and its relationship to professional and domestic work hours among nursing personnel. Appl. Ergon., v. 39, n. 5, p .646-672, Sept. 2008.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2008.02.013
ISSN: 0003-6870
Copyright: restricted access
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