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CUEVA-PILA, Guadalupe; VALENZUELA SUAZO, Sandra; ALVARADO ALVARADO, Ana Lucia  and  HIDALGO ORTIZ, Juan Pablo. Integrative Review of Quality of Life at Work in Latin American Nurses. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2022, vol.11, n.2, e2905.  Epub Dec 01, 2022. ISSN 1688-8375.


Quality of life at work (QOL) or quality of work life (QWL) expresses the satisfaction of workers, in this case nurses, which is directly related to the safety and quality of patient care.


To identify, from the scientific literature, levels of satisfaction with quality of life at work among Latin American nurses, associated risk factors and repercussions on health.

Methodology: An integrative review was carried out in PubMed, SciELO, BVS and Google Scholar databases related to studies published in the period January 2011 - August 2021, in English, Portuguese and Spanish.


13 articles were selected that met the inclusion criteria, conducted in health personnel that included nurses. Three categories of analysis were established: satisfaction and dissatisfaction with quality of life at work by levels, dimensions and domains; social and labor factors associated with QOL; and quality of life at work and its impact on health.


The review made it possible to identify, even in a limited way, that the quality of life at work of Latin American nurses mostly reached medium to low levels, influenced by sociodemographic and labor factors, and with repercussions on nurses' health. Therefore, it is important to study the subject in depth, considering that dissatisfaction with the quality of life at work of these professionals can have repercussions on their own health as well as on the quality of care.

Keywords : quality of life; work; nurse; health personnel..

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