Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults Over 45 Years: A Cross Sectional Study from Istanbul

FNJN Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing 2018; 26: 149-157
DOI: 10.26650/FNJN402258
Read: 248 Downloads: 123 Published: 26 October 2018

Aim: In this study, we aimed to measure the quality of life of adults over 45 years old living in Silivri district of Istanbul and to show the relation with sociodemographic factors.

Method: In this cross–sectional study, we collected the data from people over 45 years who live in Silivri district. In our study questions on demographic status were asked beside the 36 questions existing in the SF 36 forms.

Results: A total of 705 individuals were interviewed: 597 males and 108 females, the mean age of 60.36±11.77 years. The physical function found to be statistically different was according to age we determined that there are statistically significant differences between males and females according to the scores of the health quality of life parameters (p<0.05). There was a significant difference present on bodily pain and physical function among the variables of quality of life according to the BMI classification (p<0.05).

Conclusion: According to the results of our study, females living in Silivri district have significantly lower scores of the variables of SF 36.

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