Volume : 5
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-2738
Print ISSN : 2394-272X
Article First Page : 177
Article End Page : 187
Objectives: To assess and identify predictors of the quality of life among health care workers in the Ministry of Health (MOH) primary health care centers in Jeddah City, 2017.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was followed to include 489 health care workers.
Results: The mean percent score for participants' quality of life physical component summary was 64.5±19.4% that of mental component summary was 60.9±17.5%, while their mean percent score of health related quality of life was 62.7±17.5%. Their best attained health-status components were "bodily pain" and "social functioning" subscales (72.9±23.7% and 68.4±22.3%, respectively). On the other hand, their least attained health-status components were "role limitations due to emotional problems" and "energy/fatigue" (58.7±4.7% and 56.6±18.6%, respectively).
Conclusions: HRQoL of PHC providers in Jeddah City is suboptimal. The mental component of HRQoL is lower than the physical component. Some subscales of HRQoL are specially low. The main determinants of low HRQoL associated with PHC providers' personal and work characteristics include being a female, older age, having a chronic disease, serving at "Central" PHC, and being a dentistry assistant.
Keywords: Quality of Life.