Yesterday, Olivia Katrandjian, reporting for ABC News, shared the results of a recently published study that found 55% of nurses are overweight or obese. The study found that nursing schedules affected not only the health, in regards to the body mass index (BMI) of the nurses, but the quality of care they delivered to patients.While this study was published in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration, it is now receiving press coverage around the country. This study also builds off of previous findings that found working long shifts and having too little time off were most often related to the death of patients.
Click here to read the news article.
Click here to read the study as published in JoNA.