Quality of work life and working conditions among oncology nurses: A national online descriptive cross-sectional study

Donmez A. A. , OVAYOLU Ö., Ovayolu N., Yilmaz S., Karayurt O., Curuk G. N. , ...More

ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19338244.2022.2063240
  • Keywords: Quality of work life, working conditions, oncology nurse, nursing interventions, cross-sectional study, workers, chemical exposure, adults, occupational diseases, OF-LIFE, COMPASSION FATIGUE, JOB STRESS, BURNOUT, SATISFACTION, HOSPITALS, INTENTION, PROGRAM


The aim of this study was to examine the quality of work life (QoWL) and working conditions of oncology nurses in Turkey. The study utilized a descriptive cross-sectional design. The data were collected via the introductory information form and Brooks' Quality of Nursing Work Life Survey. The study was completed with 138 nurses. The factors affecting QoWL were determined using stepwise multiple linear regression. Nurses had a moderate QoWL, and age, duration of working in nursing, the number of nurses, and the working style were significantly associated with QoWL. To improve the QoWL, the nurses' socio-demographic factors should be considered and working conditions should be improved. Furthermore, well-designed institutional policies should be developed to improve the patient-nurse ratio and provide a quality healthcare.