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Enfermería Global

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TANFERRI, Elaine Cristina et al. Quality of life of nursing assistants and technicians retired from a university hospital. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.47, pp.292-320.  Epub July 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To analyze the quality of life of nursing assistants and technicians retired from a university hospital.

Material and Methods

This is a cross-sectional study composed of 61 nursing assistants and technicians who retired from a university hospital of a public university in the state of Paraná. The data was collected from January to May of 2014, by two instruments: a questionnaire to characterize the interviewees, and the Short-Form Health Survey SF-36 to evaluate their quality of life. The Data has been analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.


The average values of the eight SF-36 domains were: Functional Capacity: 70; Physical Aspects: 75; Pain: 72; General Health Status: 62; Vitality: 65; Social Aspects: 75; Emotional Aspects: 100, and Mental Health: 76. The practice of physical activity, presence of chronic diseases, the reason for retirement and time of service have been independently related to the domains that make up the quality of life.


The retired nursing assistants and technicians surveyed have presented a good perception of their quality of life.

Keywords : Quality of Life; Retirement; Nursing; Occupational Health.

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