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SACHEZ GONZALEZ, R.; ALVAREZ NIDO, R.  and  LORENZO BORDA, S.. Professional quality of life in sanitary personnel of Primary Health Care Area 10 in Madrid. Medifam [online]. 2003, vol.13, n.4, pp.55-60. ISSN 1131-5768.

Objective: to know the professional quality of life (PQL) perceived by the workers of Primary Health Care of our area of health, identifying the main components of the same one.  Design:  cross-sectional descriptive study.  Material and methods: setting: Primary Health Care. Area 10. Madrid.  Subjects: all the professionals of Primary Health Care (n=419). Measurements: self administrated anonymous survey that includes the PQL-35 questionnaire, in addition to demographic and labour variables. Results: answer rate: 57,5%. Average age: 39 ± 7 years; women: 172 (71,4%); staff: 116 (48,1%); morning turn: 121 (50,2%); average antiquity: 12 ± 7 years. Mean PQL: 5,2 ± 1,8. Item less valued was "possibility of promotion" (2,34 ± 1,57) and "conflicts with other people" (3,38 ± 2,16). Item more valued was "I am enabled to make my work" (8,38 ± 1,27) and "excess of work" (8,19 ± 1,28). The perception of the PQL is significantly smaller between the medical personnel who in the rest of professionals (p<0,05). We did not find differences when analysing the PQL by the rest of variables. Conclusions:  we found a mean level of PQL between the workers of our area, although the valuation is worse between the doctors. One perceives excessive service load and few resources contributed by the organisation.

Keywords : Primary Health Care; Professional quality of life; Sanitary personnel.

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