A Study to Assess the Professional Quality Life among Nurses of a Selected Institute in Mangaluru
Introduction: An essence of work output is more or less lies in the quality of professional life. The members of the nursing fraternity have learned, realized and strongly believe in the concept that says the nursing is a noble profession and patient satisfaction is utmost important. The patient and their relatives at the time of vulnerable situation completely depend on nurses as they are available for them all 24 hours of the day. To give the best possible, efficient and effective care delivery we need to have a conducive work environment. Keeping these views in mind the investigators have conducted this study. The Objectives of the study were: 1) To determine the professional quality of life among nurses. 2) To find the association between the professional quality of life and selected baseline variables.
Method and material: A descriptive study was conducted among 80 nurses working in various wards and intensive care setups of a super specialty hospital at Mangalore. The data were conducted from 80 subjects who were selected by convenience sampling technique. The Instrument Used for the data Collection were five- point rating Scale prepared by Hudnall Stamm 2009-2012 version 5–Prof QOL.
Results: The mean scores of overall professional quality of life among the nurses were 94.33± SD 9.03 with mean% 62.88. The mean scores in the component of satisfaction was 36.8± SD 6.52 with mean% 73.6; The mean scores in the component of burnout was 30.9± SD 3.94 with mean% 61.8; The mean scores in the component of secondary traumatic stress was 26.5± SD 5.92 with a mean% 53.0; The findings revealed that subjects professional quality of life in the component related to secondary traumatic stress was low compared to the rest of the two components.
Conclusion: The study reveals that the intervention required directing towards the nurses to bring up job satisfaction, to reduce burnout and traumatic stress among the nurses.
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