The work of professional caregivers is characterized by stress events that can negatively affect the perceived quality of life, thus reducing the efficacy of the professional service. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the stress perceived by professional caregivers, who are exposed to stressing events, and their career’s duration on some parameters of professional satisfaction (compassion satisfaction, secondary traumatic stress e burnout) in workers exposed. We also verified if the subjectively perceived quality of life affects the relationship between the stress and the professional satisfaction. 321 professional caregivers (130 man, 40.5%; 191 woman, 59.5%) were recruited in both public and private clinics. The following tools were used: ProQoL, Mesure du Stress Psychologique e Satisfac-tion With Life Scale. Results demonstrated that the quality of life perceived by professional caregivers affects their stress management ability, thus highlighting the need to improve both their overall wellbeing and the patients’ compliance.
Keywords: Caregiver, health professions, stress, compassion satisfaction, quality with life
Silvia Platania, Sabrina Castellano, Maria Cristina Petralia, Giuseppe Santisi, The mediating effect of the impact of quality of life on the relationship between job satisfaction and perceived stress of professional caregivers in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2019, pp. 64-83, DOI:10.3280/PDS2019-001004