Health-Related Quality of Life among Students at King Khalid University – Mohail Asser

Megahed, Mona (2014) Health-Related Quality of Life among Students at King Khalid University – Mohail Asser. International Journal of Nursing Science, 4 (2). pp. 22-25. ISSN 2167-7441 e-ISSN: 2167-745X

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Abstract

Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) is a broad multidimensional concept that typically encompasses self-reported measures of physical and mental health. HRQOL encompasses several domains to include functional ability,psychological state, social function, and an individual's perception of his or her health. Objective: Evaluate quality of life among university students and Compare differences of quality of life domains across males and females. Methods: Across-sectional study design was conducted among randomly selected 286 Saudi students from both sexes. From December 2011 to March 2012 among students at community college, applied medical sciences college and education college, king Khalid University. Two tools were used for data collection named interview questionnaire sheet covered socio demographic data and "MOS-SF 36 (version 1.0). Results: 57% of study sample aged 21-24 years, 65.4% were female students, and 90.6% were single, lowered mean scores in most of eight health domains among study sample. There is a significant difference between study sample sex, type of education and their eight heath domains. Conclusions: The study findings reflect poorer health related quality of life among study sample; female students had lower scores than male. More studies are recommended to explore factors affecting quality of life of university students especially in the medical field, and counseling programs that help them relieve stress and strains which impact in improve their physical and mental health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: College of Applied Medical Sciences - Mahyal Aseer > Nursing
Depositing User: MONA ELBASUONY
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2017 22:22
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2017 22:22
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/388

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