The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Original Article

Evaluation of the Effect of Mindfulness-Based Training on the Quality of Work-Life and Motivations of Nurses Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Fundamental Nursing, Erzurum Technical University Faculty of Health Science, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Erzurum Technical University Faculty of Health Science, Erzurum, Turkey

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Fundamentals of Nursing Department, Atatürk University Faculty of Nursing, Erzurum, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2023; 55: 178-184
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2023.23180
Read: 737 Downloads: 338 Published: 25 October 2023

Objective: This study aims to determine the effect of mindfulness stress training given to nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic period on the quality of work-life and motivation of nurses.

Materials and Methods: The research was carried out as a pre-test and post-test control group quasi-experimental model from nurses working in a university hospital in eastern Turkey between September 2021 and December 2021. The study population consisted of 850 nurses working in the hospital. The sample consisted of 42 nurses (21 experimental, 21 control group) who agreed to participate in the study and met the inclusion criteria. In the study, selection bias was controlled by randomized assignment and concealing randomization. The nurses’ names were grouped alphabetically and randomized using the research randomizer program. Within the scope of the research, the mindfulness Stress Training Program was applied to the nurses in the experimental group. Data were collected using the Personal Information Form, Nurse WorkLife Quality Scale, and Nurse Work Motivation Scale. Chi-square test, Mann–Whitney U test, and Wilcoxon marking tests were used to analyze the data.

Results: It was determined that the total score of the work motivation scale of the nurses in the experimental group was 48.42 ± 5.39 before the training, 59.52 ± 6.52 after the training, and the total score of the nurse work-life quality scale was 81.00 ± 12.46 before the intervention and 91.08 ± 11.06 after the intervention. The post-test scores of the control and experimental groups were statistically significant (P < .05).

Conclusion: It was found that the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program was effective in nurses’ work motivation and quality of work-life during the pandemic period.

Cite this article as: Erden Y, Karakurt N, İpek Çoban G. Evaluation of the effect of mindfulness-based training on the quality of work-life and motivations of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eurasian J Med., 2023;55(3):178-184.

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