Consequences of nursing procedures measurement on job satisfaction

Seyed Mohammad Khademol‑hosseyni, Jamileh Mokhtari Nouri, Mohammad Ali Khoshnevis, Abbas Ebadi


Background: Job satisfaction among nurses has consequences on the quality of nursing care and accompanying organizational commitments. Nursing procedure measurement (NPM) is one of the essential parts of the performance‑oriented system. This research was performed in order to determining the job satisfaction rate in selected wards of Baqiyatallah (a. s.) Hospital prior and following the NPM.

Materials and Methods: An interventional research technique designed with an evaluation study approach in which job satisfaction was measured before and after NPM within 2 months in selected wards with census sampling procedure. The questionnaire contained two major parts; demographic data and questions regarding job satisfaction, salary, and fringe benefits. Data analyzed with SPSS version 13.

Results: Statistical evaluation did not reveal significant difference between demographic data and satisfaction and/or dissatisfaction of nurses (before and after nursing procedures measurement). Following NPM, the rate of salary and benefits dissatisfaction decreased up to 5% and the rate of satisfaction increased about 1.5%, however the statistical tests did not reveal a significant difference. Subsequent to NPM, the rate of job value increased (P = 0.019), whereas the rate of job comfort decreased (P = 0.033) significantly.

Conclusions: Measuring procedures do not affect the job satisfaction of ward staff or their salary and benefits. Therefore, it is suggested that the satisfaction measurement compute following nurses’ salary and therefore benefits adjusted based on NPM. This is our suggested approach.

Key words: Evaluation studies, Iran, job satisfaction rate, nursing procedure measurement

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