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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4965816, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4965816
Research Article

Effectiveness of Positive Thinking Training Program on Nurses’ Quality of Work Life through Smartphone Applications

1Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran
2Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Zhila Fereidouni

Received 1 January 2017; Revised 14 March 2017; Accepted 12 April 2017; Published 14 May 2017

Academic Editor: Jacek Cezary Szepietowski

Copyright © 2017 Mohadeseh Motamed-Jahromi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim. Job stress is a part of nurses’ professional life that causes the decrease of the nurses’ job satisfaction and quality of work life. This study aimed to determine the effect of positive thinking via social media applications on the nurses’ quality of work life. Methods. This was a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study design with a control group. The samples were selected among the nurses in two hospitals in Fasa University of Medical Sciences and divided randomly into two interventional () and control () groups. Positive thinking training through telegrams was sent to the intervention group during a period of 3 months. Data were collected by using Brooks and Anderson’s questionnaire of work life quality and analyzed by SPSS 18. Results. The mean total scores of pretest and posttest in the intervention group improved noticeably and there were significant differences between mean scores of quality of work life in pretest and posttest scores in interventional groups () and in dimensions of work life quality, home life (), work design (), work context (), and work world (). Conclusion. This study concluded that positive thinking training via social media application enhanced nurses’ quality of work life. This study is necessary to carry out on a larger sample size for generalizing findings better.