Quality of life of the worker-students enrolled in the Middle Level Technical School for Professional Qualification in Nursing.

Ana Paula Martins Nunes, Arlete Silva

Abstract


This study has as objectives the identification of the characteristics of the worker-students enrolled in the Middle Level Technical School for Professional Qualification in Nursing and the evaluation of their Quality of Life. It is a descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional field study, with a qualitative focus. The population consisted of 101 worker-students enrolled in the morning, afternoon and night periods, in a private technical school in the city of S. Paulo. To evaluate their Quality of Life we used the Ferrans and Powers QOL, obtained from four dominions: Health/functioning, Socialeconomic, Psychologic/spiritual and Family. The QOL showed reliability, for this study, with an alpha value of 0.84. The majority (82.2%) of the students were females, 63.3% caucasian, 65.7% were aged between 19 and 29 years, 68.3% were single, 73.3% had no children, 82.8% said they slept less than 6 hours/day, 90.1% said they didnt eat properly and did it at incorrect hours. As for leisure, 67.9% of them referred to visiting family or friends and 63.1% referred to watching TV. In the evaluation of their Quality of Life we obtained the following scores: total Quality of Life, 21.07 (SD=4.50), Health/functioning, 20.01 (SD=5.03); Socio-economic, 20.09 (SD=4.82); Psychologic/spiritual, 23.58 (SD=5.41); and Family, 22.18 (SD=6.61). The Quality of Life of the worker-students was considered to be good in all dominions of QOL.

Keywords


nursing; quality of life

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.2007958



 

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