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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 2963-2968

Association between health-related quality of life and sense of coherence among health professionals working in primary health centers consuming tobacco in Jaipur, India


1 Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, DMIMS (Deemed to be University), Sawangi, (Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, S.N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, K.S.D Jain Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Department of Public Health Dentistry, M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Azam Campus 2390.B, K.B, Hidayatulla Rd, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kumar Gaurav Chhabra
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, DMIMS (Deemed to be University), Sawangi, (Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra - 442001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_155_20

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Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and senses of coherence (SoC) can be affected by the use of tobacco. Hence, the aim of the present study was to explore the association between HRQOL and SoC among health professionals working in primary health centers (PHCs) consuming Tobacco. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study where sampling technique used was systematic stratified random sampling. Jaipur District has 37 PHCs retrieved from site of NRHM Rajasthan. A close-ended questionnaire was prepared to conduct the interview. Results: Majority of study participants (57; 37.01%) were of 36–40 years of age. Males respondents (86; 55.85%) consuming tobacco were more in number than female respondents. Majority of study subjects (91; 59.09%) consumed smoked kind of tobacco, in which most contributed were nurses (49; 62.82%). On applying a linear regression model, it was determined that all subscale of SF-36 was significantly (P ≤ 0.000) associated with SoC. Conclusion: From above, it was concluded that there was a strong association between HRQOL and SoC among health professionals working in primary health centers consuming tobacco.


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