The rapid introduction of technological developments into healthcare system has created new challenges for perioperative nurses. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic and pure laparoscopic surgeries affect the physical and interpersonal context of the surgical teams work and subsequent patient results. The main objective of this study was compare job satisfaction, depression severity and quality of life scores of perioperative nurses who take part in robotic-assisted laparoscopic and pure laparoscopic surgeries.
A total of 101 perioperative nurses who take part on a robotic-assisted laparoscopic and pure laparoscopic surgeries in 6 different centres were included. All the participants were asked to fill Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (MJSQ) (Intrinsic Job Satisfaction and extrinsic Job Satisfaction), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and SF-36 Questionnaire.
The demographic data of the participants were summarized in Table 1. Demographic parameters similar between the groups. A total scores of BDI and SF-36 Questionnaire were similar between the groups. We did not find significant difference between the groups in terms of the total score of MJSQ. Intrinsic Job Satisfaction sub-score of MJSQ was similar between the groups. However, Extrinsic Job Satisfaction sub-score of MJSQ was better in robotic group. The results were summarized in Table 2.
|Parameters||Robotic-assisted laparoscopic||Pure laparoscopic||p|
|SURVEYS||Robotic-assisted laparoscopic||Pure laparoscopic||p|
|Intrinsic job satisfaction
|Extrinsic job satisfaction
|BDI Total Score||14.8±8.9||13.02±9.4||0.329*|
|SF-36 QoL||Physical functioning||81.08±17.2||83.2±18.9||0.556*|
|Levels of energy-fatique||48.1±20.4||51.5±18.6||0.389*|
Our results show that general job satisfaction, depression severity and Quality of Life level were similar between perioperative nurses who take part in robotic assisted-laparoscopic and pure laparoscopic surgeries. According to our results, perioperative nurses who work with robotic surgery team had better aspects of the work situation than the pure laparoscopic group. The difference may link to impression of high-tech equipment such as robot in their job experience.