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Tittle : Evaluation of the quality of life among undergraduates of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya

Author(s) : Senarath MKID*, Thalwaththe STRD, Tennakoon SUB

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Introduction: Quality of life (QoL) is gaining importance as an important tool to assess the health situations.This current study was carried out to evaluate the quality of life among undergraduates of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional study. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire and total of 231 students responded. WHO-QOL BREF was used as the study instrument.
Results: The mean total QoL value was shown that the students were presented with a ‘moderate quality of life (neither dissatisfied nor satisfied)’. Among four domains of QoL, physical health, psychological and environment domains has scored average of 3, which indicated that the students were ‘moderate (neither dissatisfied nor satisfied)’. Social relationship domain has scored 4, indicating that students were ‘satisfied’ about their social relationships. There were statistically significant difference (p<0.05) found in 4th year with 2nd year and 1st year in physical health domain, environment domain and total QoL. Another statistically significant difference was found in between 4th year and 2nd year in the domains of psychological and social relationships.
Discussion and conclusion: The students of faculty of Allied Health Sciences were presented with a moderate quality of life. Having a satisfactory quality of life may influence their academic performances. Therefore, it is recommended to participate in leisure activities, sports and other extra-curricular activities to maintain or upsurge their QoL levels.

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