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



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.


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.


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.


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.


Health-care workers; psychosocial factors; quality of life

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