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Study quality of life and its dimensions among Ardabil university students and related factors

Author Affiliations

  • 1Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 2Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 3Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 4Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 5Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 6Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran
  • 7Ardabil University of medical science, Ardabil, Iran

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, February,14 (2017)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life (QOL) and its related factors among Ardabil university students. This is a cross-sectional study that has been conducted in May 2015 on a sample of 153 university students which selected randomly from all universities in Ardabil city. The questionnaire SF-36 was used to assess the QOL and its dimensions among students which its reliability and validity was checked before. The relationships between QOL and the related factors including gender, academic year level, marital status, worry about the future, age and their knowledge about study fields were examined using statistical tests in SPSS.16. The p<0.05 was set as significant level. 8.4% of students were single, 88.9% had an interest in their field of study and 40% had concern about their job prospects. Female students, marriage students and students with age up 25 had higher QOL than other students. The relation between gender, age, marriage, concern about job prospects and interest to the field of study with QOL was statistically significant. The total score of QOL in students was in moderate level and we should plan interventional studies in future for raising their QOL.

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