According to the experts at the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, to support health human resources, a review of available instruments aimed at capturing the quality of working life of people working in health and social services is necessary. These tools can be used to better assess their working conditions and promote programs and guidelines aimed at improving these conditions.
Thanks to the project carried out by Professor Thomas Poder‘s team, a systematic review of the literature highlights 13 instruments for measuring the quality of work life of health and social services workers.
The dimensions used in each instrument are not directly comparable, but these instruments share common features such as the three most frequent dimensions:
- work conditions
- job satisfaction,
- stress at work
Each of these instruments also has its own unique aspects, which we have identified to help you choose the right instrument.