Night Work And Its Implications In The Quality Of Life Of Nurses

  • Wanderson Carneiro Moreira Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI
  • Anderson de Assis Ferreira Medical Sciences College, State University of Piauí
  • Agna Roberta Rodrigues de Sousa Medical Sciences College, State University of Piauí
  • Wenysson Noleto dos Santos Department of Nursing, University Center UNINOVAFAPI
  • Hallyson Leno Lucas da Silva Department of Nursing, Estácio de Sá University
  • Girlene Ribeiro da Costa Nursing Post-Graduate Program (Master), Federal University of Piauí
  • Delmo de Carvalho Alencar Nursing Post-Graduate Program (Master), Federal University of Piauí
  • Rennan Petit Brito Department of Nursing, University Center UNINOVAFAPI
  • Carolinne Kilcia Carvalho Sena Damasceno Post-Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering (Doctorate), University of Vale do Paraíba
  • Samara Karine Sena Fernandes Vieira Post-Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering (Doctorate), University of Vale do Paraíba


Objective: to know the consequences that night work can bring to the quality of life of nurses, identifying the strategies adopted by nurses to stay healthy.

Method: descriptive, mixed-approach (quanti-qualitative) research, carried out with nine Nursing professionals. Data were collected in June 2016.

Results: The male gender (77.7%) prevailed, the working time in the sector was between 1 and 5 years (55.5%), with the majority still working overtime (66.6%). Most participants report being dissatisfied with the quality of their sleep, although 88.8% of professionals say they are satisfied with their quality of life. From the testimonies, we obtained the meanings that were grouped in the categories: "It is something related to my health", "It interferes with my work, family and leisure ...", Night work and basic necessities.

Conclusion: It was found that night work has negative social impacts that affect workers' personal and social lives. These negative aspects are compounded by poor working conditions, double working hours, overtime, among other factors.

Author Biography

Wanderson Carneiro Moreira, Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI
Graduação em Enfermagem, Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI; Bolsista de iniciação científica, CNPq; Membro do Grupo de Estudos em Saúde da Família (GESF), CNPq; Membro de corpo editorial da Revista Interdisciplinar (online) e Consultor ad hoc da Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem; Currículo lattes:


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How to Cite
MOREIRA, Wanderson Carneiro et al. Night Work And Its Implications In The Quality Of Life Of Nurses. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2017. doi: