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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

HANZELIKOVA POGRANYIVA, A. et al. Evaluation of the professional quality of life of geriatric nurses. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.24. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412011000400012.

Knowing the quality of life of professionals is very important because it is related to job performance, better results, and greater productivity. Objetive To understand the Quality of Professional Life perceived by the nurses at the Geriatric Hospital Virgen del Valle of Toledo. Methodology: Design: Descriptive cross-section study. Setting: Geriatric Hospital of Toledo. Study population: All healthcare nurses (69 in total) within the hospital. Measuring tool: the Quality of Professional Life 35 questionnaire was used as measuring instrument. Results: In total, 45 responses were obtained (65.2%). The overall mean score measured the perceived Quality of Professional Life to be at 5.29. In relation to the three dimensions evaluated in the study, the highest average found, in "intrinsic motivation" was 7.08, while "workload" had an average of 6.56, and "management support" was the dimension with the lowest average at 5.59. In the multivariate analysis, "management support" was shown to be the most influential factor in the Quality of Professional Life with 23% influence (P<0.001), followed by workload with 9% (P = 0.01). Conclusions: There is a low perception of Quality of Professional Life and an adequate perception of intrinsic motivation, but with certain dissatisfaction related to workload as well as a scant perception of management support. The results indicate the necessity of an organizing cultural change based on participation, motivation, and increased management support.

Keywords : Quality of Professional Life; nursing; geriatrics; hospital; care.

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