Measuring the professional quality of life among Latvian nurses

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Prolonged fatigue caused by work can cause symptoms which can influence negatively professional work quality and nurse's mental life. Professional quality of life for those providing care has been a topic of growing interest over the past twenty five years. The Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), is the most commonly used measure of the positive and negative effects of working with people. The objective of the research was to translate in Latvian and perform adaptation process of the ProQOL among nurses practicing in Latvia. All participants (500) were practicing nurses from several hospitals in Latvia. The descriptive statistic parameters of ProQOL subscales and the reliability statistical parameter Cronbach's alpha were calculated
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1629
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event3rd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG) - Efes, Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 9 May 201212 May 2012
Conference number: 3


  • compassion fatigue
  • compassion satisfaction
  • nurse

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology
  • 3.1 Basic medicine


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