عنوان مقاله [English]
Survey on the Effects of Group Training of Life Skills on Nurses’ General Health and Quality of life
Chenarani H1, Khammari M2, Shirkavand N3, Ashoori J4
1- MSc of Family Counseling, Department of Counseling, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran.
2- BSc in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran.
3- Instructor of Educational Science, Farhangian University, Zeynabiyeh Pishva Branch, Tehran, Iran.
4- PhD of Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Isfahan, Iran. (Correspondence Author) Email: Jamal_ashoori@yahoo.com, Tel: 09124918931
Received: 6 June 2016 Accepted: 21 December 2016
Introduction: Nursing as a stressful job has detrimental effects on health conditions and nurses’ quality of life (QOL). Training courses of life skills could improve and increase the general health conditions and quality of life of the nurses. So, this study aimed to investigate the effects of these courses on the two aforementioned parameters.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study with a pre-test and post-test design was conducted on all nurses working in the Varamin city hospitals in 2015. Overall, 30 nurses were selected through available sampling method and randomly assigned into two groups. The experimental group received 10 sessions of 70- minute. of training with group life skills method and the control group received nothing Both groups completed the questionnaires of Goldberg & Hillier’s general health (GHQ) and World Health Organization’s life quality (LQQ). Data was analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance method.
Results: There was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in the general health and QOL. In other words, group training of life skills significantly enhances the general health (F=149/737) and QOL (F=129/415) of the nurses (p<0/001).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, the group training of life skills can be effective in improving the general health conditions and Olaf nurses. So, counselors and therapists could use the group life skill method along with other methods to increase these two health and life parameters.