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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-62

Relationship between quality of work life and efficiency in Iranian operating room personnel


1 Education Development Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Master Student of Intensive Critical Care Nursing, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3 Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Elahe Mousavi
Master Student of Intensive Critical Care Nursing, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences , Sari
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_23_18

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Context: In Iran, based on the available databases, there were no studies about the quality of work life (QWL) of operating room personnel, and more research that in abroad has been done is focused on the salaries and other benefits and work satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Aims: This study aimed to determine the relationship between QWL and efficiency of operating room personnel of Educational Hospitals of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Settings and Design: This descriptive-analytical study was done in 2016. Materials and Methods: The society in this study was all anesthetic and operating room technician personnel working in the operating room of training hospitals of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Sari, Iran). The questionnaire for data gathering was included demographic variables, efficiency, and QWL. Statistical Analysis Used: The data were tabulated and analyzed by means of SPSS 18.0 for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA), which was used to calculate descriptive indices, K2-test, and Fisher's exact test. Results: The mean age of the participants was 38.67 (standard deviation = 2.98) years. To evaluate the association between QWL and efficiency, Pearson correlation coefficient was used and found a significant relationship between efficiency and QWL of individuals participating in the study (r = 0.48; P < 0.001). Conclusion: It is recommended that managers pay more attention to the QWL for nurses and by adopting suitable strategies of QWL and important component improving the quality of nursing work life.


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