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Arsanjani Shirazi A, Javadifar N, Javadnoori M, Haghighi Zadeh M. A Study of Health-Related Quality of Life among Female High Schools Adolescents in Ahvaz in 2014. JRUMS. 2015; 14 (8) :643-654
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2606-en.html

P.H.D of midwivery Nursing and Midwifery School, Student Research Comittee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background and Objective: The quality of life is one of the effective factors in individuals’ health, especially in female adolescents, which its promotion improves performance and family accomplishment and makes bether health in society consequently. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the health-related quality of life among female high schools adolescents.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 370 female students with age range of 14-19 years old in Ahvaz during 2014. The students were selected by multi-stage cluster random sampling method. Data was collected by demoghraphical checklist and Kidscreen-52 health-related quality of life questionnaire and analyzed by one-way ANOVA and chi-square test.

Results: Mean and standard deviation of total quality of life score was 176.27±12.93 and the quality of life of most students (55.1%) was in a good level.The students obtained the lowest and highest scores in autonomy and social acceptance domains, respectively. Mean of quality of life in the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd educational levels were 179.91±14.10, 178.31±12.40 and 170.61±12.31, respectively and by increasing educational levels, the quality of life decreased (p=0.001). It was found a significant difference between different educational levels of students regarding all quality of life domains except social support and peers, school environment and financial resources domains (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the results, quality of life of most students were in good level. So that improvement of quality of life domains is necessary to reach a healthy society, hence, it is suggested that the authorities would consider appropriate programs to promote the quality of life domains of female adolescents.

Key words: Quality of life, Female adolescents, Student

 

Funding: This research was funded by Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

 

How to cite this article: Arsanjani Shirazi A, Javadifar N, Javadnoori M, Haghighi Zadeh MH. A Study of Health-Related Quality of Life among Female High Schools Adolescents in Ahvaz in 2014. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2015 14(8): 643-54. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2015/04/6 | Accepted: 2015/07/11 | Published: 2015/11/11

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