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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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RIOS, Kátia Assalvi; BARBOSA, Dulce Aparecida  and  BELASCO, Angélica Gonçalves Silva. Evaluation of quality of life and depression in nursing technicians and nursing assistants. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.3, pp.413-420. ISSN 1518-8345.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) and depression, and relate them to the sociodemographic characteristics of nursing technicians and nursing assistants in a private hospital. This was an epidemiological and cross-sectional study. The number of technicians and assistants who participated in this study was 266. The instruments used were the WHOQOL-BREF and the Beck Depression Inventory. The evaluation of quality of life of nursing technicians and assistants showed similar values to those found in individuals with chronic diseases. The presence of health problems led to higher indices of depression and lower QoL scores in the general and psychological domains and correlated to labor activity. Night-shift workers had higher scores of depression. Understanding factors, related to professional activities, which trigger health problems and alter quality of life, can provide tools in the search for alternatives to remedy or mitigate their effects.

Keywords : Quality of Life; Nursing, Team; Depréssion.

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