The Role of Socioeconomic Status on Health-Related Quality of Life in the West of Iran LC10-LC13
Dr. Kourosh Sayehmiri,
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
Introduction: The quality of life involves different dimensions of people’s social mental, physical welfare and health.
Aim: This study aimed to determine the effects of economic- social factors on quality of life in 2013 in the west of Iran.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we selected cases among different counties of Ilam province by multi-stage cluster sampling. Data collection tools were general economic questionnaires and the quality of life questionnaire SF-36. Data analysed using multiple regression models.
Results: Nine hundred and eighteen participants were selected mean±sd age for the studied participant was 32.97±9.5 years and mean±sd scores for their quality of life were 61.74± 12.31. Based on results of logistic regression, the good quality of life among women was 1.2 times more than men and among married was 1.47 times more than single. After adjustments on other covariates, the odds of good quality of life for people with good and median economic condition was respectively 1.8 and 3.4 times more than groups with bad economic condition.
Conclusion: Therefore, the general improvement of people’s quality of life can be influenced by increasing social cooperation, improving health care services and providing counseling services about obtained policies by health care.