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Health-Related Quality of Life and Socioeconomic Status: Inequalities among Adults in West of Iran

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(2017) Health-Related Quality of Life and Socioeconomic Status: Inequalities among Adults in West of Iran. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. p. 7. ISSN 2074-1804

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Abstract

Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) is one of the main determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), where people with lower SES experience more health problems, have a lower quality of life, and are exposed to have a greater number of health-related risk factors. Objectives: This study aimed to examine the relationships between HRQoL, SES, and several demographic factors among the residents of the city of Ilam (located at theWest of Iran). Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 400 households from 3 districts of the city of Ilam in 2015. The participants were selected on the basis of the multistage sampling method. The second version of the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12v2) questionnaire and theWealth Index were used to measure HRQoL and SES, respectively. Results: The mean scores of the physical component summary (PCS) and the mental component summary (MCS) were 46.32 +/- 9.69 and 42.12 +/- 9.11, respectively. The findings indicated that PCS (P = 0.01) and MCS (P = 0.01) were significantly related to SES (wealth index). The demographic variables of age, gender, education level, marital status, job status, and home ownership (P < 0.05) were also significantly related to both PCS and MCS. Conclusions: HRQoL is directly related to SES, in that HRQoL is higher in families with higher SES. Similarly, HRQL is higher in younger people, men, and those with a university degree. A decrease in socio-economic inequalities and the gap between the rich and the poor can enhance the individuals' health status and HRQoL within a community.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Menati, W.UNSPECIFIED
Baghbanian, A.UNSPECIFIED
Asadi-Lari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Moazen, J.UNSPECIFIED
Menati, R.UNSPECIFIED
Sohrabivafa, M.UNSPECIFIED
Moghaddam, A. S.UNSPECIFIED
Kassani, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Quality of Life Socioeconomic Status Health Inequalities Iran elderly-people mental-health organization population version General & Internal Medicine
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Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 19
Number: 7
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5812/ircmj.55571
ISSN: 2074-1804
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/272

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