A cluster analysis of physical activity profiles and resilience in intensive care nurses

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dc.contributor.author Yu, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Cavadino, Alana
dc.contributor.author Mackay, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Ward, Kim
dc.contributor.author King, Anna
dc.contributor.author Smith, Melody
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-22T20:08:21Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-22T20:08:21Z
dc.date.issued 2022-1-17
dc.identifier.issn 1753-8351
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58296
dc.description.abstract <jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Purpose</jats:title><jats:p>Limited evidence exists regarding a group of nurses' physical activity patterns and association with resilience. Less is known about the physical activity health paradox in nurses (the positive health effects of leisure time physical activity vs the negative health effects of occupational physical activity). This study aimed to explore the profiles of intensive care nurses' physical activity behaviours and associations with resilience, following a developed study-specific job demands–recovery framework.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Design/methodology/approach</jats:title><jats:p>A cross-sectional study was conducted with intensive care unit (ICU) nurses to explore their physical activity profiles and associations with resilience. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 25 (CD-RISC 25) was used to assess resilience, and accelerometry was utilised to record participants' four-day activity (two workdays, two non-workdays). Hierarchical cluster analysis was employed to define groups of nurses by activity behaviours.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Findings</jats:title><jats:p>Participants (<jats:italic>N</jats:italic> = 93) were classified as low actives (<jats:italic>n</jats:italic> = 19), standers (<jats:italic>n</jats:italic> = 36), sitters (<jats:italic>n</jats:italic> = 31) and movers (<jats:italic>n</jats:italic> = 7). During two 12-h shifts, movers had the highest mean level of dynamic standing and the lowest mean level of sitting. During two non-workdays, movers had the highest mean level of walking as well as the lowest mean level of sitting and sleep time.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-subheading">Originality/value</jats:title><jats:p>The uniqueness of this study was that it analysed ICU nurses' physical activity profiles and associations with resilience using identified clusters. However, the small number of participants limited this study's ability to determine significant relationships between resilience and the grouped physical activity profiles.</jats:p></jats:sec>
dc.language en
dc.publisher Emerald
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Workplace Health Management
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dc.subject 1503 Business and Management
dc.title A cluster analysis of physical activity profiles and resilience in intensive care nurses
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/ijwhm-04-2021-0082
pubs.issue ahead-of-print
pubs.volume ahead-of-print
dc.date.updated 2022-01-22T03:06:02Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published online
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pubs.elements-id 880535
pubs.online-publication-date 2022-1-17


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