The Quality Work Life among Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals in Kathmandu




Hospital, Nurses, Quality Work Life (QWL)


Background: Quality Work Life (QWL) is essential for the long-term resilience of healthcare systems and nurses' Well-Being (WB), despite the fact that there hasn't been much research done in Nepal.

Purpose: The main aim of this research study is to examine the QWL among nurses and inspect the association b/t QWL with demographic features among nurses.

Methods: To study nurses' QWL, a cross-sectional technique was carried out at the selected tertiary-level of Hospital in Basundhara/Dhapasi, Kathmandu; a non-probability enumerative sampling method was adopted based on the QWL survey. The questionnaire has six categories: sociodemographic data, work environment, management relationships, work conditions, job perception, and support services. Validity and reliability were ensured, and informed consent was obtained in writing. The study had 150 registered nurses enrolled in it, and it received ethical approval.

Findings: In this study, researchers utilized descriptive and chi-square tests to examine the level of quality of work life (QWL) among nurses and the association of demographic factors with QWL, However, the results demonstrated that the majority (81.3%) of the nurses experienced a moderate level of QWL.

Research Limitation/ Practical Implication: Low generalizability, a small sample size, self-reported bias, a cross-sectional design, and limited data collection techniques are some of the study's limitations. Health organizations should invest in training and development, social support, flexible work, and policies that address the work environment, relationships with management, work conditions, job perception, and support services if they want to improve the QWL of nurses in Kathmandu. It is crucial to take activities that increase output and employee happiness.

Originality/Value: The originality and value of this study reside in its assessment of the relationship between QWL, quality patient outcome, and nurse well-being, addressing a significant gap in the literature.


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How to Cite

Thapa P, Regmi S, Thapa B, Pradhan R. The Quality Work Life among Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals in Kathmandu. MIMM. 2024;27(1). doi:10.56580/GEOMEDI41