Determining the Factors Affecting Labor Productivity of Nurses

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Yurdanur Dikmen ; Dilek Kara Yilmaz ; Handenur Basaran ; Nasibe Yagmur Filiz (2016)
  • Publisher: Scopemed
  • Journal: Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi (issn: 2146-4189)
  • Subject: Keywords: Labor | Nursing | Productivity | Medicine | R

Aim: This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting the labor productivity of nurses. Material and Methods: The study which was planned as descriptive and analytical was carried out with 156 nurses who volunteered to participate in the study in a public hospital in the northwest of Turkey. Data was collected with the and ldquo;Participant Presentation Form and rdquo; and the questionnaire including the factors affecting labor productivity which was developed by Ozkoc (2005). In the analysis of data; frequency, percentage, arithmetic average and standard deviation were calculated and in order to examine differences between the independent variables and the scale total scores One Way ANOVA Test, Independent T Test and Pearson Corelation test were used. Results: It was found that the 45.5% of nurses participated in the study were in the 23-53 age group, 79.5% were women, 76.9% married, 41.1% associate degree graduates. 42.3% of nurses' durations of professional experience were 0-5 years, 22.4% of nurses were clinical chief, 69.2% were working as shifts. Participants believe that the factors affecting the labor productivity were respectively organizational factors, ergonomic factors and personal factors. When organizational factors was examined; nurses stated that the lack of working personnel in the section, the low wages and unequal wages for the same work, the long working hours and the system which based on personal relations instead of merit were affecting productivity. The factors affecting labor productivity of nurses were not different according to age, gender, education level and marital status (p>0.05), but different according to mode of operation and years of experience (p<0.05). Conclusion: According to this study, it was found that there are many factors that affect the efficiency of the nurses. The most important factors affecting nurses' efficiency were determined as wage and working conditions. [J Contemp Med 2016; 6(4.000): 334-342]
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