Workplace environment and performance of nurses in a tertiary level hospital


  • Nasima Akhter Bandarban Nursing College, Bandarban, Bangladesh
  • Ashees Kumar Saha Nursing Officer, Upazila Health Complex, Bagha, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Mst Jannat Ara Ahmed 250 Bedded General Hospital, Jashore, Bangladesh
  • Muhshina Begum Mugda Medical College Hospital, Mugda, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Priti Kana Borua Fouzderhat Nursing College, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Ringku Das 250 Bedded Chattogram General Hospital, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Md Mahmudul Haque NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Workplace environment, physical environment, psychosocial environment, performance, workplace, nurse


Workplace environment is an integral part of a hospital. The workplace environment influences on nurses’ performance both positively and negatively. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong from 1st January to 31st December 2017 with the aim to assess the workplace environment and performance of nurses. Total respondents in this study were 210 nurses. Samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. After taking written consent from the respondents, data collection was done by face to face interview using a semi-structured questionnaire with the help of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire II and Performance Evaluation Rating Scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS. The study findings revealed that 43.3% had good, 51.4% average and 5.2% poor state of physical environment and 10.0% had good, 88.1% average and 1.9% poor state of psychosocial environment. Therefore 70.5% respondents’ performance needed some improvement. The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between educational qualification and workplace performance of nurses (p< 0.001; pulled from χ2 text) and psychosocial environment and workplace performance of nurses (p<0.015; pulled from χ2 text). So, a conducive workplace environment is very crucial in every hospital to improve nurses’ performance and provide quality care.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. December 2020, 6(4): 705-713


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Akhter, N., Saha, A. K., Ahmed, M. J. A., Begum, M., Borua, P. K., Das, R., & Haque, M. M. (2021). Workplace environment and performance of nurses in a tertiary level hospital. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 6(4), 705–713.