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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961


VEGA-MONSALVE, Ninfa del Carmen  and  SERNA-GOMEZ, Héctor Mauricio. Validation of a Questionnaire about Health Conditions and Psychologic Well-being among the Nursing Staff. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, e1653.  Epub July 30, 2019. ISSN 0864-0319.


The health conditions among the nursing staff influence not only their state of life, but also the quality of the interventions offered to their patients. Diagnosing such conditions accurately permits the implementation of more effective disease prevention plans.


To validate a questionnaire about health conditions and psychological well-being of the nursing staff in their working environments.


Quantitative study with 357 nurses, aged between 18 and 58 years, with more than one year of experience and working for health institutions in 39 municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia. It included a validity study based on exploratory factor analysis and reliability levels using Cronbach's alpha.


The included factors of Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-being made it possible to evaluate comprehensively the concept of health. The reliability of the instrument was achieved by not linking attributes for assessing aspects such as alcoholism, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, habit to undergo periodic medical check-up, and feelings such as happiness and sadness.


The instrument is reliable and explains the health conditions in working environments among the sample and can serve as a reference for other studies. It is concluded that the inclusion of psychological well-being, according to Ryff, enriches the comprehensive health assessment for this population.

Keywords : health; nursing staff; psychometric features; validation; psychologic well-being.

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