SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.12 issue2Knowledge and Confidence among Community Health Workers on First Aid and Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationRisk Factors for Pressure Ulcers Development in Patients Admitted to Intensive Care author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista Cuidarte

Print version ISSN 2216-0973On-line version ISSN 2346-3414


ANTONIOLLI, Liliana et al. Effects of Shift Work and Coping in Hospital Nursing Professionals. Rev Cuid [online]. 2021, vol.12, n.2, e1169.  Epub Oct 01, 2021. ISSN 2216-0973.


Coping responses can influence the adaptation of health care professionals to shift work, contributing to the maintenance of health and quality of life. Thus, this study aimed to verify the association between coping and the effects of shift work on the health of nursing professionals.

Materials and Methods

This was Cross-sectional study, conducted with 124 nursing professionals in a university hospital between August and November 2014. The Shift Work Coping Strategies questionnaire was used as an instrument for assessing the effects of shift work on the health and quality of life of participants. Data were statistically analyzed, considering a significance level of 0,05. Results: An inverse association was observed between the effects of shift work and the total coping score (p = 0,003). Coping domains showed direct correlations with quality-of-life domains (p <0,05). Among participants, 46 (37%) professionals reported having effects of shift work on their health.


The use of coping contributes to a lower occurrence of the negative effects of shift work on health, among these, cognitive functions, sleep, eating and gastric habits, and stress. Also, being able to cooperate to maintain psychic and physical well-being, work adaptation, and better quality of life.


By understanding the relationship between coping strategies and the effects of shift work on health, several means can be identified to promote better working conditions and maintain the physical and psychological well-being and health of nursing professionals

Keywords : Adaptation, psychological; Shift Work Schedule; Nursing, Team; Occupational Health; Work Schedule Tolerance.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )