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Poster Display session 3

2438 - Professional Quality of Life, Perceived Stress and Psychological Resistance Levels of Oncology-Hematology Nurses and the Factors Affecting


30 Sep 2019


Poster Display session 3


Tugba Pehlivan


Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v846-v850. 10.1093/annonc/mdz277


T. Pehlivan1, P. Güner2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Educator Nurse, Koc University Hospital (Koç Üniversitesi Hastanesi), 34010 - Istanbul/TR
  • 2 School Of Nursing, Koc University, 34010 - Istanbul/TR


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Abstract 2438


This study was carried out as descriptive and cross-sectional in order to determine the compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), compassion satisfaction (CS), perceived stress (PS) and psychological resilience (PR) levels of the nurses working in oncology-hematology and the factors affecting them.


The sample of the study consisted of 125 oncology-hematology nurses working in two private hospitals, one university hospital. The data were collected by personal information form, professional quality of life scale-IV, PS scale, and PR scale for adults. SPSS 24 package program was used to analyze the data of the study. Descriptive statistics, numbers and percentages and X±SD were used according to the data type. The factors affecting dependent variables were tested with multilevel models (MLM).


In the study, 89.6% (n: 112) of the nurses were women, 80% (n: 100) were unmarried, 70.4% (n: 88) have Bachelor’s degree, mean age was 26.82±5.32, and the average years of total working at oncology was 2.78±2.35, the average weekly working hours was 49.75 ± 4.26, 65.6% (n: 82) said that the social support is not enough. When the mean scores of the nurses were examined, the CF was 13.53±7.25, BO was 20.14±6.77, CS was 37.92±7.40, PS was 32.00±3.44, PR was 135.43±17.29. There was a statistically significant effect of weekly working hour on BO, CS and PS (p < 0.05). 1 hour more work per week leads to a 0.5 point decrease in CS mean scores, 0,45 points increase in BO mean scores and 0,18 points increase in PS mean scores. When we compare the nurses their answers to social support question, nurses who said that social support is insufficient, have 3.1 points higher CF, 2.6 points lower CS, and 8.8 points lower PR mean scores (p < 0.05).


In this study, it was found that nurses had moderate levels of CF, BO and CS. While having social support positively affected the dependent variables, it was found that the increase in the weekly working hours negatively affected. These results are a key finding for the managers of the institutions especially in providing the healthy working life of nurses.

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Tuğba Pehlivan.


Has not received any funding.


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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