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1- Islamic Azad Medical University of Tehran
2- Islamic Azad Medical University of tehran , a.begloo@iautmu.ac.ir
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Background & Aim: Nursing is one of the most important occupations that play a key role in the treatment and improvement of patients. High work load and psychological problems can significantly reduce the quality of services and endanger the lives of patients and the health of the nurses. The study aimed to determine the relationship between the workload of nurses and their performance in the intensive care units (ICUs) of teaching hospitals in Tehran, Iran in 2017.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive and correlational research was conducted on nurses of teaching hospitals in Tehran, Including Sina, Imam Khomeini and Shariati hospitals. In total, 188 out of 371 nurses were selected based on the Cochran Formula. Subjects completed the questionnaires of workload and performance of nurses. Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 20 using stepwise regression.
Results: In this study, 75% of nurses assessed their performance to be favorable. According to the results of the stepwise regression, the subscale of workload was able to predict 39% of the performance of nurses.
Conclusion: According to the results of the study, there was a reverse relationship between occupational performance and workload of nurses since the increased workload of nurses working in ICUs reduced their performance. 
Keywords: Workload, Nurse, Performance, ICU
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/10/12 | Revised: 2019/06/30 | Accepted: 2018/12/5