The DISPARITY IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN THE STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT HEALTH COURSES OF A PRIVATE COLLEGE

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61910/ricm.v8i1.254

Keywords:

Quality of life, Student Health, World Health Organization

Abstract

Introduction: The cultural context and values in which the individual is inserted are
related to their goals and expectations. One of the ways used by the World Health
Organization to measure the quality of life of the population is through the WHOQOL,
which analyzes functional capacity, pain, general health status, vitality, social and
emotional aspects and mental health. Addressing QoL among academics allows
reflections that, coupled with course theory and practice, add up to an improvement in
QoL. Objectives: This study aims to analyze the differences in quality of life of health
academics of a private college. Method: This is a quantitative, non-experimental and
descriptive field research conducted in a private college. To access student satisfaction
was used a sociodemographic questionnaire and the WHOQOL-BREF, which analyze
the relation between spirituality, religion and personal beliefs and the quality of life.
Numerical variables were presented as mean ± standard deviation and categorical
variables as absolute and relative frequencies. To compare the results of the
WHOQOL-BREF domains, ANOVA with multiple comparisons by Tukey test was
used. To verify the association between WHOQOL-BREF questions and the courses,
the chi-square test with simulated p-value was used. Results: Analyzing the profile of
these students, it is clear that the quality of life is subjective and hard to understand.
Conclusion: The most of the students are satisfied with their quality of life, but
differences in socioeconomic conditions between Physiotherapy, Nursing, Medicine and
Psychology courses are relevant to cause points of disparity between the quality of life.

Published

2024-04-16