Fatigue in the Ghanaian Nurse and its impact on patient care

Abstract

Fatigue is something every person has experienced. It is a natural part of the daily cycle of life. Fatigue among health professionals is becoming a topic of interest among researchers because of its detrimental effect it can have on patient care outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the fatigue in Ghanaian nurses and its impact on patient care at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital. A Modified version of the Piper Fatigue Scale (PFS) was administered to 100 nurses. The objectives were to find out the shift Ghanaian nurses were more fatigued and the degree at which the fatigue interfered with their social, psychological health, and their ability to perform their duties. The result indicated that majority of Ghanaian nurses prefer morning shifts to either afternoon or night shifts and also most of them felt most fatigued during the night shifts as compared to morning or afternoon shifts. Also, the majority of Ghanaian nurses responded that the fatigue they were feeling interfered with their social and psychological health, and their ability to perform their tasks; such as medication administration.

Authors and Affiliations

Linda Akuamoah Sarfo, Dorothy Awuah-Peasah, Elizabeth Acheampong, Florence Asamoah

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Linda Akuamoah Sarfo, Dorothy Awuah-Peasah, Elizabeth Acheampong, Florence Asamoah (2013). Fatigue in the Ghanaian Nurse and its impact on patient care. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Reserach, 1(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31451