Quality Of Nursing Work Life Of Associate Nurses And Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Eva Sulastri, Cut Sarida Pompey

Abstract

Objective: The aim of study was to identify the relationship between quality of nursing work life (QNWL) of associate nurses with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMDs).  

Methods: This descriptive analysis and correlation study used cross sectional design and consecutive sampling technique.

Results: This study resulted that 51.3% of associate nurses had a high QNWL, the highest subvariabel of job perception (29.95%), the lowest subvariables relation with the head nurse (11.68%), and 91.3% of associate nurses experienced low-musculoskeletal disorders.

Conclusion: There was no relationship between the quality of nursing work life of associate nurses with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (ρ = 0.47, α = 0.05). This means that although the nurse has musculoskeletal disorders, the quality of work life remains high. Although some nurses do not had WMDs, but some of them have a low quality of nursing work life.

Keywords: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, quality of nursing work life, associate nurse

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