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Research Article, Prensa Med Argent Vol: 103 Issue: 6

Health Related Quality of Life (HL-QOL) of Nurses Working in a Urban Hospital in Isfahan: A Cross-Sectional Study

Abstract

Background: quality of life is a important part of workforce. Nurses are the biggest service providers in the health system. This study aimed to compare the quality of life of nurses.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 137 nurses working in a hospital in Isfahan. A tool for data collection in this study was the quality of life questionnaire (SF36).
Results: The quality of life score of nurses in medical-surgical wards was lower than those in the intensive care units. The average physical and psychological health and quality of life score of nurses in the intensive care units had a significant difference with those in medical-surgical wards (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It seems that the obtained data can help nurses and hospital administrators focus on the methods to improve the nurses’ quality of life and the quality of care provided by them.

Keywords: Quality of life; Nurses; Intensive care units; Medical-surgical wards; Cross-sectional study; Iran

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