Occupational Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Nursing Professionals: A Multi-Centre Study
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Author/sRuiz Hernández, María Dolores; Ortega Galán, Ángela María; Fernández Sola, Cayetano; Hernández Padilla, José Manuel; Granero Molina, José; [et al.]
Background: Nursing professionals are exposed to stressful situations arising from the work context that may affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The objective of this study was to analyse the relationship between sociodemographic and work-related variables regarding HRQoL in nursing professionals. Methods: A multi-centre, cross-sectional descriptive design was used. The participants consisted 1521 nurses working in healthcare centres, in both primary care and hospital care, in the eight provinces of the Andalusian Public Health System (APHS), Spain. Sociodemographic and work-related variables were analysed: Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction and burnout were measured using the professional quality of life questionnaire (ProQOL), and HRQoL was measured using the SF-12 health questionnaire. Results: Compassion fatigue, burnou, and, to a lesser extent, compassion satisfaction significantly influence the physical and mental components of HRQoL. The simple regression ana...
quality of life
professional quality of life