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Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness among nurses

Abstract

Background: Nurses are responsible for ensuring the safety of their patients. It has long been known that weariness and sleepiness can lead to mistakes that jeopardize patient safety. The researchers wanted to see if there was a link between exhaustion and excessive daytime sleepiness among nurses.

Methods: The study used a cross-sectional correlational design with 36 nurses from a Tertiary Eye Care Hospital as participants. Convenience sampling was used to collect data. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and the Three-Dimensional Work Fatigue Inventory (3D-WFI) were used to collect data. Pearson's correlation coefficient was used to calculate the correlation between WFI and ESS.

Results: The statistical analysis with ratio data between exhaustion and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, we obtained that p 0.000 with Pearson correlation and suggests that there is a strong link between fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) among hospital nurses.

Conclusions: Fatigue and daytime sleepiness are significant occupational health concerns for hospital nurses. According to this study, nurses should optimize their work hours to avoid daytime sleepiness and maintain circumstances to avoid excessive sleepiness, which can lead to adverse outcomes.

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Septian Mixrova Sebayang, Made Suandika, Ita Apriliyani, Suci Khasanah, Asmat Burhan, Noor Yunida Triana, & Dwi Astuti. (2022). Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness among nurses . Bali Medical Journal, 11(3), 1640–1643. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v11i3.3746

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