Published: 2022-08-26

Professional quality of life of health care providers in Bishnupur district, Manipur: a cross sectional study

Avantika Gupta, Pooja Akoijam, Abhishek Mukherjee, Brogen Singh Akoijam


Background: ProQOL is the quality of life related to professional attributes. It has a direct impact not only on mental wellness of the healthcare worker but can affect day to day decision making required in his services. Objectives of current study was to determine ProQOL of health care providers and to assess the association between ProQOL and demographic variables of interest.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 153 health care providers of Bishnupur district, Manipur selected by random sampling during August-September, 2021 using ProQOL-5 questionnaire. Univariate analysis was done, followed by Chi-square test and Pearson Correlation for assessing association.

Results: Mean age was 37.54±9.1 years and 64.1% were females. 46.4% were from District Hospital, 27.5% from CHC and 26.1% from PHC. 32.7% were nurses followed by physicians (25.5%). Mean values for compassion satisfaction (CS), secondary traumatic stress (STS), burnout (BO) was 36.84±5.2, 23.2±4.5 and 23.3±5.6 respectively. Majority had moderate CS (79.1%), BO (54.9%) and STS (52.3%). BO and STS were positively correlated (r=0.552, p=0.000). 63.6% working both day and night shifts had more BO (p=0.05). Those working for ≥8 hrs more often felt trapped as their job as a helper (p=0.031).

Conclusions: Majority had moderate CS, STS and BO level. Stress management and coping skills training can be considered as a measure to decrease significant BO, STS and increase CS.


Healthcare worker, Profession quality of life, Burnout

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