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Ind Psychiatry J. 2018 Jan-Jun;27(1):96-102. doi: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_41_18.

Study of quality of life among health workers and psychosocial factors influencing it.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
2
Department of Psychiatry, AFMC, Pune, India.
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gnaecology Psychiatry, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Background:

To cope with the challenges in the health-care delivery system and to guarantee the quality of care rendered and client satisfaction on the care received, it is important to know how satisfied health-care workers are with their quality of life, job and what characteristics influence their quality of life. This study was undertaken in a tertiary care hospital to assess the same using validated questionnaires.

Aim:

This study aims to study the quality of life among the health workers (doctors and nurses) of a large multispecialty tertiary care hospital and the psychosocial factors influencing it.

Materials and Methods:

A total of 200 health-care workers with their background demographic data were assessed using quality of life questionnaire and occupational stress inventory. The data compiled were analyzed with appropriate statistical methods.

Results:

The overall quality of life among the study population was average, and the mean prevalence of occupational stress level was of mild level. There was a correlation between domains of occupational stress and domains of quality of life of health-care workers.

Conclusion:

Study findings revealed that overall perception of quality of life was average, overall stress level of health-care workers was moderately elevated and majority showed average coping resources.

KEYWORDS:

Health-care workers; psychosocial factors; quality of life

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