:: Volume 23, Issue 7 (2-2016) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2016, 23(7): 173-180 Back to browse issues page
The Work-Family Conflict Association with Quality of Life among Midwives in Hospitals and Health Care Centers in Ahvaz City
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Introduction: Midwives as one of the main groups providing health care and because of their stressful job they are in the exposure of burnout and the consequences of work-family conflict. This would impact on their quality of life. This study was performed to evaluate the relation of quality of life and work-family conflict among midwives in Ahvaz, Iran. This cross-sectional study was performed in 2014-2015 at health centers in Ahvaz.

Materials & methods: The data was collected through a demographic, work-family conflict and quality of life questionnaires. 261 midwives that was the total numbers of midwifes in Ahvaz, filled out three questionnaires. Results showed that 229 midwives completed questionnaires.

Findings: There was a negative significant correlation between quality of life and work-family conflict (p<0/01).

Discussion & Conclusions: According to the findings of this research, it seems that educational courses for health workers, particularly midwives are necessary.

Keywords: Work- family conflict, Quality of life, Midwifes, Hospitals and health care center
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: midwifery
Received: 2015/06/17 | Accepted: 2015/06/30 | Published: 2016/03/6

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