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Health practices and performance of nurses in work shifts


Joyce C. Delos Santos

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Southwestern University

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May 2011


Majority of the respondents belong to the age racket of twenty-one to thirty years old. It is dominated by female, single, staff nurses who serve in the institution for one to five years. Most of them are assigned in the medical unit of the hospital.
The grand mean for the level of health practices is 3.03, interpreted as Good. While for the level of performance, the grand mean is 3.21, interpreted as Good.
There is no significant relationship determined as to the relationship between profile of the respondents and level of health practices, and the relationship between profile of the respondents and level of performance or nurses in work shifts.
There was a significant relationship between the level of health practices and level of performance.

The profile of the respondents of this study in terms of age, gender, civil status, job position, area of assignment and length of service is not associated with the level of health practices and the level of performance of nurses in work shifts. Hence, the level of health practices affects the level of performance of nurses in any way.

The proposed health promotion guide for the benefit of the nurses in work shifts should be utilized. Formulate strategies to assist the nurses who have difficulty in work shift schedules. Facilitate good team work, support, respect for the roles and contribution of others to provide a motivating work environment of nurses to increase productivity.


Objectives and Scope:
This research determined the profile of nurses in work shift schedules in Ormoc District Hospital in terms of age, gender, civil status, job position, area of assignment, and length of service. This study utilized a descriptive-correlation design in determining the relationship between the level of health practices and level of performance on nurses in work shift schedules. The output was a health promotion guide.


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