Quality of Life of Medical and Nursing Students of a Private Institute of Wah Cantt

Shezadi Sabah Imran, Khola Waheed Khan, Sadia Nadeem, Robina Mushtaq, Musrat Ramzan


Objective: Quality of life is an encompassing term dealing with multiple aspects of life, including physical, social, environmental & psychological domains. It is a measurement of the gap between what people wish to have & what they possess. The objectives were to assess the quality of life among medical & nursing students and evaluate the association of various demographic factors with the quality of life.
Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study:  The study was carried out at the Department of Community Medicine, Wah Medical College and Institute of Nursing, Wah Cantt, from January 2022 to June 2022.
Methods: The study was conducted on 282 students; 188 medical and 94 nursing students, selected by applying systematic random and convenient sampling techniques respectively. A pre-tested questionnaire, including demographic information and questions related to the quality of life-based on the English version of WHOQOL-BREF, was used for data collection. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 23; frequencies and percentages of categorical variables were calculated. The mean scores of items within each domain were used to calculate the domain’s score. To measure better scores in different domains, the percent score of each domain was calculated. The higher scores indicate a higher quality of life. An independent sample t-test was used to assess the association of factors like gender, age group, and place of living with the quality of life. The P value of less than 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The score of the environmental domain was reported highest, followed by the physical, psychological, and social domains. The students living with their families had a better quality of life than the hostelites, P value of 0.009.
Conclusion: It is ascertained that the quality of life of medical and nursing students is above average. Gender difference has no effect, but living with families favors a better quality of life among students.

Keywords: Cross-Sectional Study, Medical Students, Nursing Students, Quality of Life.

How to cite this: Imran SS, Khan KW, Nadeem S, Mushtaq R, Ramzan M. Quality of Life of Medical and Nursing Students of a Private Institute of Wah Cantt. Life and Science. 2023; 4(4): 489-493. doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.311

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