Health-related Quality of Life of Nurses Working in Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi

Health-related QOL of Nurses

  • Amjad Ali Dow Univeristy of Health Sciences Karachi
  • Abdur Rasheed
  • Subia Naz
Keywords: Depression, Health, Nurses, Health-related quality of life

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess nurses’ health-related quality of life.

Methods: This cross-sectional analytical study was accomplished among 154 nurses. Data were collected from two tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. Consent was taken prior to data collection from every participant. Questionnaire Short Form Health Survey-26 (SF-26) and Patients Health Questionnaire-9(PHQ-9) were used as a study tool. Data were analyzed through SPSS version 21.

Results: ANOVA and T-test confirmed that energy/fatigue domain differed significantly with level of education, duty shift and monthly income with p-values 0.025, 0.001 and 0.006 respectively. It was observed that mean scores of physical functioning, role limitation due to physical health and pain domains differ significantly between depressive and non-depressive participants, with p-values 0.045, 0.01 and 0.005 respectively.

Conclusions: Health related quality of life differs in comparison of physical health domain with depressive and non-depressive nurses. Only energy/fatigue domain was significantly associated with level of education, duty shift and monthly income of nurses.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1267

How to cite this:
Ali A, Rasheed A, Naz S. Health-related Quality of Life of Nurses Working in Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(3):490-495. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1267

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Published
2020-03-04
How to Cite
Ali, A., Rasheed, A., & Naz, S. (2020). Health-related Quality of Life of Nurses Working in Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1267
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