Quality of Life in Nurses; Case Study of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Kashan City, Iran

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

2 Clinical Research Center, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

3 Department of Pediatrics, Medicine Faculty, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

Abstract

Aims Nurses are the greatest group of healthcare system service providers and lack of
sufficient attentions to their quality of life will lead to the challenge of their service providing.
The present study was designed to evaluate the quality of life in all nurses of different wards
of a Hospital in Kashan City, Iran.
Instrument & Methods This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried in all nearly 500
nurses of Shahid Besheshti Hospital of Kashan City, Iran, in 2015-2016. Sampling was done at
all different wards of the hospital and 200 nurses were selected randomly. Data was collected
by the standard version of Quality of Life and Short Form of Heath Survey. The collected data
was entered into the SPSS 16 software and were analyzed using descriptive statistics and
independent T test.
Findings There were no significant differences in physical health, mental health,
environmental health, social communications and the quality of life according to nurses
wards but significant differences were observed between the scores according to their
position and working shift. There were significant differences in the status of mental and
physical health according to gender (between males and females), marital status (between
singles and marrieds) and employment status.
Conclusion The status of nurses’ quality of life is moderate in Shahid Beheshti Hospital of
Kashan and it has relationship with work shift, position and workplace.

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