Introduction: Quality of life measures have assumed increasing importance in the medical literature. This is a cross-sectional study to examine quality of life and factors related to it among psychiatric nurses in the university teaching hospital in Tehran.
Methods : The research population consisted of all the nurses in the psychiatric ward at 6 university hospitals. Quality of life was measured by a self-administered questionnaire and for reliability and validity. Data frm a sample of 100 psychiatric nurses were analyzed with SPSS software by descriptive and analytical tests.
Results: A total of 21% of nurses perceived their quality of life as moderate, 67% of them explained it as good 11% of nurses were quite satisfied with their quality of life. There was a significant relationship between number people living with nurse, status of dwelling house, positive idea others on psychiatric nursing, job security, job satisfaction, satisfaction with relationship with other employees, satisfaction with working in a psychiatric ward, satisfaction with relationship with psychiatric patients, satisfaction with relationship with managers, and all 7 domains of quality of life. gender, material status, organizational position, and over-time work had a relationship with at least one domain of quality of life.
Conclusion: It seems that having this information will allow nurses and hospital administrators to focus on ways to improve quality of life in nurses and increase their quality of nursing care.
Hakim Research Journal 2007 9(4): 24- 30.