Rural Women

Health-Related Quality of Life and Related Influential Factors in Left-behind Women in Rural Area

Zhong Bin, Yao Shuqiao
Medical Psychological Research Institute, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University
Journal of Hunan Normal University(Medical Sciences) 2012-3

Abstract:Objective To examine the health-related quality of life and related influential factors in left-behind women in rural area.Methods The demographic data Questionnaire,the Short Form 36 Health Survey Scale,Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale,Perceived Social Support Scale,Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire,The Perceived Stress Scale were completed by a sample of 987 left-behind women and 984 control women.Results ①left-behind women had lower physical functioning,role-physical,vitality,role-emotional,physical component summary and mental component summary score than control women(P<0.05).②The results of logistic regression analysis showed that the influential factors on physical component summary of rural women were left behind status,age,monthly income,physical health status,stress and depression,the influential factors on mental component summary of rural women were left behind status,monthly income,physical health status,negative coping styles,social support,stress,depression.Conclusion Left-behind women had lower health-related quality of life than control women,and were related to left behind status,age,monthly income,physical health status,negative coping styles,social support,stress and depression.
Keywords:left-behind women, health-related quality of life, cross-sectional study

Paper type:Published
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