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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:11, November, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(11): 618-622

Comparing Quality of Life (QoL) during Pregnancy among Pregnant Women Referring to Public or Private Hospitals
Samaneh Mousavi1, Abbas Yazdanpanah1* and Irvan Massoudi Asl2
1Department of Healthcare management, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic  Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran
 2Health Service Management Department, School of Medical School of Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University , Science and Research Branch, Teheran, Iran
*Corresponding author

Quality of life (QoL) includes different dimensions of physical, mental, and socio-economic quality and health of individuals. These dimensions can be measured during pregnancy. The present study is aimed to compare the quality of life during pregnancy among pregnant women referring to public and private hospitals in Shiraz, Iran. The present study is a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical research conducted in 6selected hospitals in city of Shiraz. The samples included pregnant women referring for prenatal cares and inclusion criteria. Among these samples, 253 were from public hospitals and 253 from private hospitals (505 in total). Sampling was performed using convenient purposive sampling method. Then, the participants’ verbal consent was obtained. Data was collected using SF-36 QoL questionnaire and analyzed in SPSS software. There was a significant relationship between education and age of the participants and their quality of life in both groups (P<0.001). Further, QOL mean score of the women referring to the public hospitals was higher than that of those referring to the private hospitals (p<0.001). Results of this study indicated that the variables of education and age at the time of pregnancy were the main variables affecting QoL during pregnancy.

Keywords: Pregnancy,Quality of life (QoL),Education level, Age.

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Samaneh Mousavi, Abbas Yazdanpanah and Irvan Massoudi Asl. 2016. Comparing Quality of Life (QoL) during Pregnancy among Pregnant Women Referring to Public or Private Hospitals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(11): 618-622. doi:
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