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Socialworkmag 2014, 3(1): 27-33 Back to browse issues page
Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Quality of Life in the Female-Headed Households
Yousef Veisani1, Ali Delpisheh2, Kourosh Sayehmiri3, Nasrin Shahbazi4, Zahra Naderi5, Ali Sohrabnejad6
1- Student Research Committee, Ilam University of Medical Science
2- Prevention of Psychosocial Injuries, Research Centre,Ilam University of Medical Science
3- Dept of Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences
4- Department of Psychology, Ilam Branch, Islamic azad university, Ilam
5- Researcher, Welfare Organization of Ilam Province
6- Dept of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: There is little information about general health in Female-headed households. Women, who are usually the breadwinners in female-headed households, face gender discrimination with respect to education, earnings, rights, and economic opportunities. Aims of this study determine of quality of life and associated factors in Female-headed households undercover Welfare Organization of Ilam Province. Methods: In this descriptive analytical study, 750 Female-headed households undercover Welfare Organization of Ilam in urban and rural Ilam province participated. A validated questionnaire (SF - 36) completed in a Six-month interval and the data were collected for analysis. Results: From 750 Female-headed households contributing to the project, 708 completed questionnaires (response rate 94%). Mean ± SD age of participants was 53.3± 19.18. According to the results, some aspects of quality of life in this woman including physical function (p=<0.001), physical pain (p=<0.001), general health (p=<0.001), and overall quality of life score (p=<0.001) were associated to poor economic status. A total average life quality score was 46.08 which reflect the poor quality of life of female-headed households. Conclusions: According to the results, the most important causes affecting the quality of life in female-headed households, illiteracy, economic status, and having a chronic illness.
Keywords: Female-Headed Households, Quality of Llife, Ilam
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/04/21 | Accepted: 2014/05/19 | Published: 2015/03/11
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Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Sayehmiri K, Shahbazi N, Naderi Z, Sohrabnejad A. Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Quality of Life in the Female-Headed Households. Socialworkmag. 2014; 3 (1) :27-33
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