INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to make a general evaluation of the quality of work life (QWL) of the nurses working in our hospital.
METHODS: This study was conducted as a prospective and descriptive study on nurses, who works at Health Sciences University Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital between August 10, 2019 and August 20, 2019 and and who met the inclusion criteria. The nurses were asked to fill in the data collection form in which data such as demographic information is collected, and work-related quality of life scale for healthcare workers.
RESULTS: A total of 244 nurses (88.9% female) working in Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital were included in this study. No significant relationship was found between the two sexes, between married and singles, between income level, duration of work in the profession and QWL. On the other hand, there was a statistically significant and weak correlation between age and QWL.
Significant results were obtained when the differences between departments were examined (ANOVA p=0.007). The QWL of nurses working in surgical branches was higher than those working in the emergency department (p: 0.04) and those working in medical branches (p=0.013).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Consistent with the literature, nurses stated that the items with the lowest satisfaction were the wages they received and the time they spared for themselves outside of work. Güçlü et al. reported that nurses working in surgical intensive care units and Liu et al. reported that nurses working in surgical clinics stated higher QWL and job satisfaction scores. In this study, the QWL of nurses working in surgical branches was found to be higher than nurses working in both medical branches and emergency services.