Relationship between Quality of Life of Women-Headed Households and Some Related Factors in Iran


  •  Mahnaz Solhi    
  •  Marziyeh Hamedan    
  •  Masood Salehi    

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIM: Women heading their households are the ones who lead their life alone. Burden of life probably decreases the quality of life of women-headed households. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between quality of life of women-headed households and some related factors in Iran.

METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional study and 180 women-head households were selected from Welfare Organization, Tehran Province, using stratified random sampling method in 2015(January up to April). Social World Health Organization's quality of life questionnaire was used to gather information. The data were analyzed using SPSS statistical software (15) and suitable descriptive and analytical methods were applied.

RESULTS: Quality of life was moderate in the studied women. The highest mean score (50.35) was related to the physical aspect and the lowest mean (37.82) was about the environmental aspect.

CONCLUSION: Quality of life of the studied women is not desirable; so, it is necessary to design appropriate interventions to improve their quality of life.



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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9736
  • Issn(Onlne): 1916-9744
  • Started: 2009
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