RESEARCH ARTICLE


Association between the Nurses` Productivity and Quality of Work Life in Covid-19 Referral Hospital: Evidence from Iran



Peivand Bastani1, Ali Reza Yusefi2, *, Sudabeh Ahmadidarrehsima3, Mahsa Mashayekhi4
1 School of Dentistry, UQ Oral Health Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
2 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran
3 Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran
4 Department of Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


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Abstract

Introduction:

Nurses' productivity is assumed as a determinant factor affecting patients` health promotion. The productivity of the nurses can be influenced by many factors.

Objectives:

This study aims to determine the association between the nurses` productivity and their quality of work life (QWL) in the south of Iran.

Methods & Materials:

This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2021. 312 nurses by census were included. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data were analysed by descriptive and analytical statistics, including Independent T-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and multiple linear regression applying SPSS23 at the significant level of 0.05.

Results:

According to the results, the mean score of productivity and QWL were 89.32±9.24 out of 125 and 91.63±7.01 out of 160, respectively. There was a positive significant statistical correlation between the nurses` productivity and QWL (r=0.621, p<0.0001). Based on the results of linear regression, the following dimensions of QWL were identified as the predictor of nurses` productivity respectively: problem-solving, willingness and motivation to work, engagement in decision making (p<0.0001), employment promotion, communication, job security (p=0.001), salary and payments, and employment proud and honour (p=0.002).

Conclusion:

As the present results show, the studied nurses` productivity was evaluated at a good level. There was a positive correlation between the nurses` productivity and QWL and the dimensions of QWL were identified as the predictors of productivity. Planning for improvement and promotion of each of these dimensions according to the contextual determinants are recommended to improve the nurses` productivity to an excellent level.

Keywords: Productivity, Quality of work life, Nurses, Hospitals, Frontline Healthcare workers, CVI.