Evaluation of Socioeconomic Determinants of Quality of Life among Healthcare Providers

Muhammad Shahid Iqbal


Background: In literature, fewer studies are evident that quality of life (QoL) among healthcare providers (HCPs)
is a paramount concern, especially to have optimum and best patient care. If the QoL of the HCPs is not up to the
satisfactory level, it will have a direct effect on QoL of their patients. Objective: This study aimed to determine
socioeconomic determinants of QoL among HCPs in Malaysia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study
was conducted using among HCPs using World Health Organization QoL-BREF using a convenience sampling
method. The socioeconomic determinants of QoL among HCPs were determined using descriptive and inferential
statistics. Data were entered and analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences ver. 24.0. Results: Out
of total (n = 310) studied HCPs, more females (n = 188, 60.6%), than males (n = 122, 39.4%) participated in this
study. According to the study findings, in the psychological domain, marital status, in social domain marital status
and job nature, and in environmental domain experience were observed as pure socioeconomic determinants that
showed statistically significant values (P < 0.05). Conclusion: In Malaysia, overall, the HCPs had better QoL and
had good access to excellent healthcare services, self-confidence, and social life.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ajp.v14i4.3836


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