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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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OTTATI, Fernanda  and  FREITAS, Vanessa. Evaluation of quality of life and vulnerability to stress in hospital context. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.1, pp. 15-29. ISSN 2236-6407.

The concept of Quality of Life is used to measure the conditions of life of a human being, as the word vulnerability refers to the chance of being exposed to sick people. This study aimed to examine possible relationships between perceived quality of life and vulnerability to job stress in nurses, technicians and nursing assistants who work in the ICU and emergency department of a public hospital. We used the instrument of quality of life of the World Health Organization, WHOQOL-Bref and Scale Vulnerability to Stress at Work. Met in relation to the labor sector, a significant difference only for Quality of Life total. Therefore it can be said that the professionals who work in the ICU have a higher perception of quality of life when compared to the SUS. In the correlation between the two instruments, the environment domain of the WHOQOL- Bref correlated negatively and significantly with all factors EVENT, indicating that the perception of the person in relation to various aspects of the environment they live in is related to vulnerability to stress.

Keywords : nursing; hospital; quality of life; stress.

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