A preliminary analysis of psychophysiological variables and nursing performance in situations of increasing criticality.

@article{Smith2001APA,
  title={A preliminary analysis of psychophysiological variables and nursing performance in situations of increasing criticality.},
  author={Aynsley M. Smith and S A Ortiguera and Edward R. Laskowski and Amy D Hartman and D M Mullenbach and Kim A Gaines and Dirk Russell Larson and William Fisher},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={275-84}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between psychological, physiological, and performance variables in intensive care unit (ICU) nurses in situations of increasing criticality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Psychophysiological variables and endotracheal suctioning performance were examined in a classroom, a skills laboratory, and an ICU. Situation-specific anxiety (state anxiety) and the predisposition to view situations as threatening (trait anxiety), cognitive appraisal, and heart rate were… CONTINUE READING