Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

2 Department of Occupational Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: Quality of working life (QWL) refers to aspects of life quality, which are related to
work settings. This study was designed to evaluate the QWL and its effective factors among nurses
of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hospitals.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross‑sectional descriptive–analytical study, the demographic
questionnaire and work‑related quality of life questionnaire were used to collect data among 435
nurses working in hospitals, affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This article has been
adapted from the approved project of Medical Ethics Committee of Tehran University of Medical
Sciences (with the identification code 8911215132).
RESULTS: The average QWL of nurses in the study was 50.56. There was a significant statistical
relationship between gender, frequency of overtime, and working ward with QWL (P < 0.05). In a
multivariate analysis, working ward had the only meaningful relationship.
CONCLUSION: Due to low QWL of nurses in the emergency department, the need of interventions
to improve conditions and ultimately to increase QWL of nurses working in the emergency room is
being reminded.


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