CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(02): 004-011
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703756
Original Article

A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF NURSES WORKING IN SELECTED HOSPITALS OF UDUPI AND MANGALORE DISTRICTS KARNATAKA, INDIA

Tessy Treesa Jose
1  Professor & HOD, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India
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Sripathy M. Bhat
2  Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Quality of life (QOL) is an important dimension of health. It is a subjective term which varies from person to person and depends on each individual's capacity to cope with a situation. It is important to know how satisfied nurses are with their QOL and jobs and what characteristics influence their quality of life. The main aim of this study was to determine the Quality of Life of nurses as measured by WHO Quality of Life questionnaire and to find the association between Quality of Life and selected demographic and work related variables. The study population consisted of 1040 registered nurses working in selected medical college hospitals and government hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore districts during the period of data collection. Purposive sampling was used to select the samples. Data were gathered by administering Background proforma, and scale on Quality of life (WHO QOL-BREF). Median score of QOL of nurses on overall perception of quality of life and health were equal. Significant association was observed between Quality of life and marital status, and monthly income, area of work, working hours and total years of experience.



Publication History

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

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