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Alipour A, Yaseri M, Maheri A, Garmaroudi G R. Health-Related Quality of Life of High School Students in Tehran, Iran. sjsph. 2017; 14 (4) :57-72
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5450-en.html

1- Msc. Student, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D. Student, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , garmaroudi@tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1537 Views)

Background and Aim: This study was conducted to assess the quality of life as an outcome of health services among high school students in Tehran, Iran.                 

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1500 high school students in Tehran, Iran. Data were collected using the health-related quality of life questionnaire “KIDSCREEN-27” and analyzed using SPSS software version 23. The level of significance was set at p < 0.05.

Results: The quality of life amongst the participants was found to be moderate. The highest and lowest scores were for the parents’ relations and physical and psychological wellbeing dimensions, respectively. Based on multivariate linear regression, gender was a statistically significant predictor of the physical wellbeing dimension. Further analysis of the data showed gender and choosing a family to live with to be statistically significant predictors of psychological wellbeing dimension, while maternal education and choosing a family to live with were statistically significant predictors of parents’ relations and autonomy dimension. Finally, father’s job and choosing a family to live with were predictors of peer and social support and school environment dimensions, respectively.

Conclusion: The quality of life of the participants was moderate, which is not acceptable. It is recommended to design and implement intervention programs to improve the quality of life of high school students with an emphasis on physical and psychological wellbeing dimensions.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2017/03/14 | Accepted: 2017/03/14 | Published: 2017/03/14

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