Introduction: Quality of life is defined by WHO as an individual's perception of their position in life in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns in the context of their culture and value systems. The aim of this study is to examine the life quality of nurses according to various variables.
Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional descriptive study. The universe of the study consisted of 1082 nurses working in Elazığ city center hospitals. Ethics committee were obtained. The number of nurses participating in the study on a voluntary basis was 723 (66.8%). The data were analyzed using the SPSS-22 program.
Results: 68.6% of the study group were women, 56.8% were married, and 50.1% had completed their undergraduate education. The comparison of the SF-36 subscale groups according to the smoking status of the nurses included in the study revealed a significant correlation in all subscales except the emotional state (p<0.05). There was a significant difference in all sub-items of SF-36 by age groups (p<0.05). The physical function category was higher in the 17-25 age range than in the other age group averages. At all subscales, the scores of singles were detected to be significantly higher than those of married (p<0.05).
Conclusions: Increasing the life qualities of nurses will pave the way for improving the quality of their daily life and providing better quality service in the workplace. It is necessary to reconsider the number of hours of shift, shift times, in order to improve the life quality of the nurses.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Quality of Life, Nurse, Hospital