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Title: Health related quality of life assessment from midwives and nurses job satisfaction perspective


The paper presents the results of a study conducted in the years 2015-2018, aimed at assessing the impact of psychosocial working conditions on self-assessment of quality of life impacted by the health condition of nurses and midwives. The study included 150 nurses and midwives who are professionally active in Cracow. The study used a questionnaire containing questions concerning the sense of satisfaction with the current professional situation, the specifics of work, stress at work, playing specific roles, lifestyle and health assessment. The respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics were also identified. When analysing the impact of the balance between effort and reward (ERI), the impact of professional satisfaction on the quality of life (SF-20) of nurses and midwives, it was observed that a higher score on the professional satisfaction scale was associated with a higher quality of life (p <0.05). Higher education was associated with a higher quality of life of the respondents (p<0.05). A better self-assessment of health compared to the health status three years back and no need to receive specialist treatment were also associated with a higher self-assessment of quality of life (p<0.05). The study findings confirmed the assumed hypothesis about the relationship of professional satisfaction with the quality of life of nurses and midwives. The level of professional satisfaction is related to the place and mode of performing work and the amount of support received. The profession of a nurse is one of the most important professions engaged in the care of patients – it is their competences, as well as the ability to communicate with the patient, that determines the quality of care. Nurses are the healthcare professionals who spend the most time with the patient, hence their attitude towards work should be stress-free. Nurses should have a sense of recognition in their professional work, the role they play in a team which provides care to a patient. Work should be a source of satisfaction to them and they should believe that there is a balance between their contribution to work and the effects of their work.

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2 - studia doktoranckie

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zdrowie publiczne ; pielęgniarstwo

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Uniwersytet Jagielloński. Collegium Medicum. Wydział Lekarski.


Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk

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Biblioteka Medyczna Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego- Collegium Medicum

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ZB-130619 Mar 11, 2021


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