Evaluation of Effective Indexes on Quality of Life Related to Health in Western Iran in 2013

Meysam Behzadifar, lorestan university medical of sciences and Masoud Behzadifar, Ilam University of Medical Sciences and Mandana Saroukhani, Ilam University of Medical Sciences and Kourosh Sayehmiri, Ilam University of Medical Sciences and Ali Delpisheh, Ilam University of Medical Sciences (2016) Evaluation of Effective Indexes on Quality of Life Related to Health in Western Iran in 2013. Iran Red Crescent Med J, 18 (11). ISSN e23781

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Background: Today, indexes regarding longevity and life expectancy have increased; the most important issue now is how to spend time loving or in other words quality of life. Objectives: This study was aimed to evaluate effective indexes on quality of life related to health in western Iran in 2013. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional research, 918 families were selected among different counties of Ilam Province by multi-stage clustering sampling. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire used to measure the general economic and quality of life: the SF-36 health status questionnaire. Data were analyzed using multivariate regression models. Results: The mean age of the study participants was 32.97�9.5 years, and the mean score for their quality of life was 61.74�12.31. There was a significant statistical relationship between people’s quality of life and their marital status, province of residency, income, economic situation, and life satisfaction (P < 0.05). Also, there was a significant and inverse correlation between people’s age and quality of life (r = 0.21), physical health summary (r = 0.21) and mental health summary (r = 0.08). Conclusions: The mean quality of life among the individuals studied was in the middle level, however, it is important to consider the different dimensions of their living situations, such as economic protections, social cooperation, ability to present suitable behaviors to solve problems, and living situation, especially among deprived people. Keywords: Quality of Life, Economic Factors, Health, Iran

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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2017 06:12
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2017 06:12
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/349

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