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Housework and recovery from work among nursing teams: a gender perspective.

Authors
Rotenberg-L; Griep-RH; Pessanha-J; Gomes-L; Portela-LF; de Jesus Mendes Fonseca-M
Source
New Solut 2010 Oct; 20(4):497-510
NIOSHTIC No.
20041797
Abstract
The impact on health of work carried out within the household is recognized by several authors in the occupational health field. The purpose of this article is to verify whether and to what extent the need for recovery is related to professional work hours and to housework duties in female nursing workers. Workers (N = 1122) completed a questionnaire with data on household chores and professional work, as well as the Need for Recovery from Work scale. Regression analysis showed that the odds for reporting poor recovery were significantly higher for workers showing long domestic work hours, high total work load (professional plus domestic work hours), and housework overload. No association was found for professional work hours per se. Findings highlight the potential detrimental effects of housework, either by itself or in combination with professional work for the group studied, and can generate discussion on gender equality in both the public and private domains.
Keywords
Humans; Women; Household-workers; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workers; Emotional-stress; Psychological-factors; Psychological-effects; Nursing; Nurses; Physical-capacity; Physical-stress
Contact
Lúcia Rotenberg, Av. Brasil, 4365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, CEP: 21.045-900
CODEN
NESLES
Publication Date
20101001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
rotenber@ioc.fiocruz.br
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R13-OH-009462
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1048-2911
Source Name
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Los Angeles
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