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Farahaninia M, Ehyaei P, Ahmadi Z, Haghani H. Relationship Between Nurses’ Social Health and Quality of Life. JCCNC 2019; 5 (2) :131-140
URL: http://jccnc.iums.ac.ir/article-1-177-en.html
1- Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , p.ehyaei2016@gmail.com
3- Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Social health is a crucial health aspect. Nurses are among the most important healthcare providers, and their quality of life bares great importance for providing quality healthcare. Therefore, this study aimed at determining the relationship between social health and quality of life nurses working in hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS).
Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, 227 nurses were selected by cluster random sampling method from five hospitals affiliated to IUMS. The research instruments consisted of demographic information form, Keys Social Health questionnaire, and the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive tests (frequency, Mean±SD), as well as  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Independent Samples t-test, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, and multiple linear regressions in SPSS.
Results: The Mean±SD score of nurses’ social health was 67.22±8.96 with the lowest score in social solidarity (9.16±2.34) and the highest score in social participation (18.58±2.52). The Mean±SD score of nurses’ quality of life was 64.62±18.6. The lowest score related to energy and fatigue (59.09±18.49), and the highest one was associated with the physical function (79.55±21.83). The collected results suggested a significant association between the quality of life and all aspects of social health (P<0.05). There was no significant relationship between social health and the demographic characteristics of the studied nurses (P>0.05). There was a significant relationship between the quality of life and age (P=0.046), work experience (P=0.03), marital status (P=0.024), and income (P=0.041). 
Conclusion: The studied nurses’ quality of life was associated with their social health; thus, it is suggested that the relevant managers and policymakers take serious steps to improve this group’s quality of life and social health if interested in the quality of patient care.
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● Social health is a coherent, complex, and multi-dimensional concept.
● Social health has several components that show both quality and quantity of people’s function in their social life.
● One of the important aspects of human life is the quality of life which comprises all aspects of health.
● All governments and organizations are obliged to provide the best health conditions for their people and staff.
● Nurses as an important part of health care system, is of particular importance.
● The quality of services provided by nurses directly affects the health care system.
Plain Language Summary 
Nursing profession is associated with stressful factors higher than in other professions. These factors include patients’ death, illness, high demands at work, heavy workload, lack of enough knowledge, conflicts and lack of support. Studies have shown that quality of life is affected by many individual, social and environmental factors. This study was designed to determine the relationship between nurses' social health and quality of life. Results showed a significant relationship between their social health and quality of life. This result can be used by healthcare officials to identify the necessary modifiable factors to improve social health and quality of life of nurses.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/11/13 | Accepted: 2019/03/10 | Published: 2019/05/1

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