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Factor associated with health-related quality of life among population in Northern Jordan


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Objective: This study aimed to assess health-related quality of life among Jordanians. 

Design: A cross-sectional design study was conducted at three shopping centers in Northern Jordan. Measures: Respondents were invited to fill a questionnaire assessed quality of life (QoL) using the SF-36 health survey.

Results: Data was obtained from 915 Jordanian adults from the public with a mean age of 33.8 years (SD= 28.2). The total SF-36 score for the whole population was 71.2. Significantly, females reported lower SF-36 scores in both physical and emotional health domains (P= <0.001). Furthermore, elderly reported the lowest mean score in physical health scores (P=0.05). Physical health was dramatically affected by having health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, back pain and asthma (P=0.05). On the other hand, emotional health domain was adversely affected only by monthly income (P<0.001).

Conclusions: Quality of life among Jordanian populations is considered fine. Young adults need more concern about their emotional health, which is highly affected by their economic level. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2427/12680

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