Background and Objective: The main guarantee for success of the Health Reform Plan is to account for health service providers including the nurses. A survey of satisfaction can help designers and executives to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the plan more profoundly and thus try to improve it. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses' satisfaction with the Health System Reform Plan in hospitals affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 380 nurses were selected from two hospitals affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 2016. To collect data, the demographic characteristics form and the standard Job Descriptive Index (JDI) (on the Likert scale) were used. The data were analyzed using independent t test, one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s multiple comparisons test.
Results: The mean satisfaction of the nurses was on a moderate level with a maximum percentage of 75.4%. The minimum referred to satisfaction with working circumstances (4.9%) and wage and benefits (2.0%), while the maximum satisfaction belonged to direct superordinates and colleagues (49.7%) domains. Satisfaction showed a significantly association with age (p=0.001); So that satisfaction in nurses above 40 years of age was greater than other age groups (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Despite the measures taken to enhance satisfaction via implementation of Health System Reform Plan, the nurses’ satisfaction is not at an acceptable level. This can affect the performance and quality of nursing activities, which seems to require greater attention of officials.
Key words: Nurses, Health System Reform Plan, Satisfaction, Birjand
Funding: This research was funded by Research Committee of Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University approved the study.
How to cite this article: Nakhaei Z, Abdolreza Gharehbagh Z, Ja lalmanesh S. A survey on Nurses’ Satisfaction Concerning the Health System Reform Plan in Hospitals Affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 2016. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(1): 61-72. [Farsi]