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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-102

Study of quality of life among health workers and psychosocial factors influencing it

1 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, AFMC, Pune, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gnaecology Psychiatry, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumalatha Ryali
PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, Chittoor - 517 425, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_41_18

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Background: To cope with the challenges in the health-care delivery system and to guarantee the quality of care rendered and client satisfaction on the care received, it is important to know how satisfied health-care workers are with their quality of life, job and what characteristics influence their quality of life. This study was undertaken in a tertiary care hospital to assess the same using validated questionnaires. Aim: This study aims to study the quality of life among the health workers (doctors and nurses) of a large multispecialty tertiary care hospital and the psychosocial factors influencing it. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 health-care workers with their background demographic data were assessed using quality of life questionnaire and occupational stress inventory. The data compiled were analyzed with appropriate statistical methods. Results: The overall quality of life among the study population was average, and the mean prevalence of occupational stress level was of mild level. There was a correlation between domains of occupational stress and domains of quality of life of health-care workers. Conclusion: Study findings revealed that overall perception of quality of life was average, overall stress level of health-care workers was moderately elevated and majority showed average coping resources.

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