A Study to Assess the Quality of Life of Under Graduate B.sc. Nursing Students of Dinsha Patel College of Nursing, Nadiad
Keywords:QOL: Quality of life, SF: Self-efficacy, SOC: Students Sense of coherence, LOO: Level of optimism, HPL: Health promoting lifestyle, QCL: Quality of college life.
Background and Aims: Quality of life (QOL) is a subjective concept because the interpretation of each
individual depends on his/her personal point of view. It is also multidimensional, given the influence of
factors related to education, economy and socio-cultural aspects.
Although the quality of life (QOL) of nursing students is a relatively well-researched topic in the West, there
is a lack of it in developing countries like India. The aim of this study was to examine the QOL of Indian
undergraduate nursing students and its associations with socio demographic and other parameters.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in nursing college in Gujarat, India. In this institution
undergraduate nursing students were selected. Usually, students start nursing program at 18 years of age.
During the course of their study they learn different medical and paramedical related nursing subjects.
Also, from the first year, they have their first direct clinical contact with patients in hospitals (scheduled
clinical rotations). All the eligible subjects were approached after class hours to participate in the survey.
Participation was completely voluntary. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants
included in the study. The questionnaires were anonymous, personally identifiable information such as name
and identification number was not collected. Students were requested to sit at a fair distance from each other
so as to assuage their privacy concerns. Students were assured of confidentiality and informed that the data
collected shall be published and later would be provided to nursing education policymakers. The study
was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee and was conducted according to the ethical principles
laid down by the declaration of ICMR. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 225 nursing students in
Nadiad Gujarat, India. Students self-reported their QOL using the World Health Organization Quality of
Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF).Data were collected on the individuals’ characteristics, including the year
of study, substance use, physical exercise, academic performance, and other parameters.
Results & Conclusion: The present study evaluates the quality of life of B.Sc nursing students of Dinsha
Patel College of Nursing. On the basis of the findings the researchers concluded that the 146 students are
perceived that they are live with average Quality of Life.
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