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Evaluation of psychometric properties of professional quality of life scale among nurses in Singapore

journal contribution
posted on 08.03.2022, 22:56 authored by Shin Y Ang, David Hemsworth, Siew H Lim, Tracy C Ayre, Emily Ang, Violeta LopezVioleta Lopez
Background and Purpose: Nurses experience compassion fatigue (CF), depression, burnout (BO), and even signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL) among nurses in the Southeast Asia context. Methods: Psychometric testing of interitem correlations and reliability, and both convergent and discriminant validity, as well as construct validity analyses was conducted among 1,338 nurses from two academic centers in Singapore. Results: Findings demonstrated significant interconstruct correlations among the three subscales of ProQOL, namely compassion satisfaction (CS), BO, and secondary traumatic stress (STS). ProQOL displayed satisfactory internal consistency and discriminant validity. Conclusions: Psychometric properties of the CS component were found to be satisfactory. ProQOL may be integrated into strategies in supporting and improving nurses' QoL which could focus to lessen BO and CF at work, as well as improving individual satisfaction in the care of patients.

History

Volume

28

Issue

3

Start Page

521

End Page

533

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

1945-7049

ISSN

1061-3749

Publisher

Springer

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Nursing Measurement