Natalja Istomina


World Health Organization (WHO), taking care of the health of people, is seeking to assure the ability to seek for better life quality
for everyone. Human wellbeing is closely related with health. Life quality is the individual self-evaluation of own place in the life in the
context of cultural and valuable system the person lives in, related with one’s aims, hopes, standards and interests. Opinion of nurses, working in the county hospital’s intensive therapy departments, aged 28 to 57, with the means of adapted WHO-100 questionnaire, was obtained. For filling the questionnaire, every statement has to have checked one answer. 50 questionnaires were submitted, 40 were received filled (80 %). Questionnaires were filled without researcher’s participation. After having assessed life quality which includes physical health, psychical state, psychological state and environment, we found out that the nurses evaluate the psychological state area best (88,3 per cent.). Social relations area by 70,7 per cent of respondents was evaluated as “good” and “very good”. Physical health 42,9 per cent “good” and 26,4 per cent of respondents was evaluated as “very good”. Environment state by 21,6 per cent as “bad”. While assessing their life quality, we found out that 67 per cent of nurses have good life quality. After having evaluated the correlation factors of life quality representing indices, one can state that strong correlation relations exist between age and work experience in years (r=0,819), life pleasure and meaning (r=0,737) as well as sufficient amount of money
and leisure opportunities (r=0,807). Nurses, working in the intensive therapy departments, think that their life quality is good.

Keyword(s): intensive care nurses, quality of life, evaluation, health, nursing care.
DOI: 10.5200/235
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