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Title: Association between work fatigue and cognitive function among Lebanese health-care professionals: the moderating effect of emotional intelligence
Authors: Moussa, Sara
Malaeb, Diana
Achkouty, Iris
Hallit, Souheil
Ghosn, Anthony
Obeid, Sahar
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Work fatigue
Cognitive function
Emotional intelligence
Health-care professionals
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: International Journal of Environmental Health Research
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Start page: 1487
End page: 1498
The aim of this study was to assess the association between work-related fatigue and cognitive impairment among Lebanese health-care professionals with a closer look into the moderating role of emotional intelligence. This cross-sectional study was conducted between November 2021 and January 2022; 406 Lebanese health-care professionals were recruited through convenience sampling. Moderate analysis showed that with low levels of emotional intelligence, more physical, mental, or emotional work fatigue was significantly associated with lower cognitive function scores. These scores get better in people with moderate and high emotional intelligence for the same levels of work fatigue. Health-care workers, especially in Lebanon, are subject to a decline in their cognitive function when faced to high work fatigue loads in all its types, physical, mental, and emotional, along with the country's stressors. Here comes the role of emotional intelligence, where for the same level of fatigue, professionals with high emotional intelligence tend to have better cognitive functioning.
ISSN: 09603123
DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2023.2222270
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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