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Document ID (ISN)108622
CIS number 08-1229
ISBN(s) 3-86509-370-1
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fb 1048
Author(s) Büssing A., Glaser J., Höge T.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Workload screening in ambulatory care services
Original title Belastungsscreening in der ambulanten Pflege [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2005. 114p. Illus. 88 ref. Price: EUR 13.50.
Abstract This research report describes the tasks and findings of a project aimed at quantifying the prevalence and severity of physical and mental workload among the personnel of ambulatory care services in Germany. A methodology was developed and validated on a sample of 721 employees of 97 ambulatory care services in Bavaria. Findings were compared to those obtained for stationary care services. They highlight important differences between the two types of care with respect to physical and mental workload. Guidelines for work organization in ambulatory care services were developed, aimed at reducing the physical and mental workload in this sector of activity.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; physical workload; health care personnel; hospitals; mental workload
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; work organization; stress factors; job study; workload assessment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental workload