Author(s): Ravina Tandon, Pratima Kaushik

Email(s): pkaushik@amity.edu , pratima.pandey@yahoo.co.in

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Address: Ravina Tandon1, Dr. Pratima Kaushik2*
1M.A Clinical Psychology, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida-125, U.P.
2Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida-125, U.P.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 3,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2015


ABSTRACT:
Background and aim: Nursing is a profession that can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. With the numerous progressions in healthcare facilities and structures that are happening today and, in turn, affecting nurses, it is progressively vital to understand the factors affecting the nurses. For such reasons the study aimed to assess the quality of life and interpersonal communication among nursing professionals. Hypothesis: For the present study the following hypothesis were made 1) there would be a significant difference between the quality of life (QOL) of senior and junior nursing professionals. 2) There would be significant difference between the interpersonal communication (IPC) of senior and junior nursing professionals. 3) There will be a significant relationship between quality of life and interpersonal communication among junior nurses. 4) There will be a significant relationship between quality of life and interpersonal communication among senior nurses. Methods: the study population consisted of 120 registered nurses, purposive sampling was used to select the samples, and data were gathered administering background Performa scales on quality of life and interpersonal communication inventory. Results: the correlation between quality of life and interpersonal communication among nurses age ranging from 20-39. Correlation came out to be -0.387, which is significant. The correlation between quality of life and interpersonal communication among nurses age ranging from 40-59, showed 0.176 correlation coefficient, although there is positive correlation between quality of life and interpersonal communication among senior nursing professionals but it is not significant. When comparison was made between the experience of quality of life among senior and junior nurses, age ranging from 20 to 39 and 40 to 59 respectively. We can find that mean score of junior nurses on quality of life scale was 86.9 (SD= 6.25) and mean score of senior nurses on quality of life scale was 86.44 (SD= 5.95). T-test value was 0.824 which is not significant. Similarly when comparison was made between the experience of interpersonal communication among senior and junior nurses, age ranging from 20 to 39 and 40 to 59 respectively. From the table we can find that mean score of junior nurses on interpersonal communication was 67.5 (SD= 13.61) and mean score of senior nurses on interpersonal communication was 68.54 (SD= 12.43). T-test value was 0.994 which is not significant. Conclusion and recommendations: significant association was found between quality of life and interpersonal communication age ranging from 20-39, The correlation between quality of life and interpersonal communication among nurses age ranging from 40-59, showed 0.176 correlation coefficient, i.e. positive correlation between quality of life and interpersonal communication among senior nursing professionals but it is not significant. The findings indicate urgent need of actions that can be taken by hospital administrations to improve the QOL and interpersonal communication of nurses.


Cite this article:
Ravina Tandon, Pratima Kaushik. Quality of Life and Interpersonal Communication among Nursing Professionals. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(3):July-Sept., 2015; Page 325-329.


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