Quality of life of nurses – preliminary study

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 4

Abstract

[b][/b][b]Introduction. [/b]The quality of life is manifested by biological, social, personal and spiritual adaptation. From this perspective, the concept is identified both with the values of the surrounding world, and the quality of human functioning. In one sentence, this is a set of elements mutually interpenetrating in various proportions and with various intensity, consisting of such areas as: co-participation in social life, creative output, wealth of experience, level of awareness and level of activity. [b]Material and methods[/b]. The quality of life conditioned by the state of health was examined among 145 nurses based on the Polish adaptation of the EQ 5D questionnaire. Apart from demographic data, the questionnaire contains an assessment of the state of health from 5 aspects of daily life: mobility capabilities, self-care, daily activity and psychological state, and global self-reported state of health (so-called EQ-VAS). [b]Results[/b]. Moderate problems within at least one domain of the quality of life were reported by 65.52% of respondents, while extreme problems – by 1.4%. Pain or discomfort were experienced by 48.97% of respondents, whereas anxiety or low mood – by 50.3%. Problems with walking were mentioned by 6.2%, and with performing simple activities – 10.34%. Pain and fear were the most frequently reported problems, especially among the younger group of women in the study. The mean evaluation of the state of health according to the visual analogue scale VAS was 78.85 scores (SD 13.85). [b]Conclusions[/b]. Anxiety and pain are frequent problems among nurses, especially those who were younger. The mean evaluation of the state of health decreased with age. No significant differences in the state of health were observed between nurses and the general Polish population. Job satisfaction affects health-related quality of life, while the health status modifies the level of job satisfaction.[b]Key words:[/b] quality of life, nurses, job satisfaction

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Grażyna Dugiel, Katarzyna Kęcka, Maria Jasińska

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  • EP ID EP79501
  • DOI 10.5604/20834543.1186913
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Grażyna Dugiel, Katarzyna Kęcka, Maria Jasińska (2015). Quality of life of nurses – preliminary study. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(4), 398-401. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-79501