Impact of Sociodemographic Factors on Quality of Life of Health care Workers

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Iqbal

Abstract


Purpose: Several studies have proved that poor health state is a major risk factor for numerous unwanted effects.
This study aimed to assess quality of life (QoL) and determine various factors persuading QoL in health care
workers (HCWs). Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study using WHOQOL-BREF research tool was
designed and conducted among HCWs in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. Descriptive, comparative, and inferential
statistics were performed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Results: A total of 289 HCWs
participated in the final study, 48% were male and 52% were female. A total of 69% of the study HCWs were
married, and 58% had <10 years of experience. Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) in marital status,
education level, income, and year of practice were found in various domains of WHOQOL-BREF. Overall, mixed
findings in various domains of WHOQOL-BREF were observed regarding HCWs’ QoL in the studied cohort.
Conclusion: The results indicated that HCWs had good-excellent QoL in various domains of WHOQOL-BREF
in Saudi Arabia


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ajp.v15i1.3961

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