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The Journal of Community Health Management


Quality of life among health care workers in primary health care centres in ministry of health Jeddah 2017


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Author Details : Dalal Khaled Tashkandi*, Naeema Abdulkhader M Akber

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 177-187


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Abstract

Objectives: To assess and identify predictors of the quality of life among health care workers in the Ministry of Health (MOH) primary health care centers in Jeddah City, 2017.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was followed to include 489 health care workers.
Results: The mean percent score for participants' quality of life physical component summary was 64.5±19.4% that of mental component summary was 60.9±17.5%, while their mean percent score of health related quality of life was 62.7±17.5%. Their best attained health-status components were "bodily pain" and "social functioning" subscales (72.9±23.7% and 68.4±22.3%, respectively). On the other hand, their least attained health-status components were "role limitations due to emotional problems" and "energy/fatigue" (58.7±4.7% and 56.6±18.6%, respectively).
Conclusions: HRQoL of PHC providers in Jeddah City is suboptimal. The mental component of HRQoL is lower than the physical component. Some subscales of HRQoL are specially low. The main determinants of low HRQoL associated with PHC providers' personal and work characteristics include being a female, older age, having a chronic disease, serving at "Central" PHC, and being a dentistry assistant.

Keywords: Quality of Life.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2738.2018.0037

How to cite : Tashkandi D K, Akber N A M, Quality of life among health care workers in primary health care centres in ministry of health Jeddah 2017. J Community Health Manag 2018;5(4):177-187

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