Correlation Between Stress and Quality of Life Experienced by Caregivers: Perception of a Group of Healthcare Professionals
Bhárbara Karolline Rodrigues Silva1, *, Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma2, Erika da Silva Maciel3, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo4, Jonathan Souza Sarraf5, Fernando Adami6
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 135
Last Page: 141
Publisher ID: TONURSJ-11-135
Article History:Received Date: 31/05/2017
Revision Received Date: 5/06/2017
Acceptance Date: 10/06/2017
Electronic publication date: 27/09/2017
Collection year: 2017
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This study aims to evaluate the relationship between perceived level of stress and quality of life of professionals working in Prompt Service Units in the city of Palmas, Tocantins.
A cross-sectional study was performed among 164 professionals from Prompt Service Units. Stress levels were evaluated using the Perceived Stress Scale. The WHOQOL-bref was used to evaluate the perception of quality of life. Quantitative variables distribution was evaluated using Shapiro-Wilk's test. For the analyses of correlations among perceived level of stress, total quality of life score, and the physical health domain of the WHOQOL-bref, Pearson's correlation test was applied. The significance level adopted for this trial was 95%. The study was approved by the Committee of Ethics in Research with Human Beings.
When assessing the perceived level of stress with the total quality of life score, there was no significant correlation between those variables. However, there was an association between the perceived level of stress and the physical health domain of quality of life.
Perceived quality of life was correlated with the physical health domain, and this result reinforces the importance of the facets that make up this area.