Print ISSN: 2311-8784

Online ISSN: 2663-0311

Keywords : Nursing

Quality of life for Internally Displaced Teenagers in Rania City

Sana'a Hassan Abdulsahib; Blend B Ameen; Mahmmod A Mahmmod

Mosul Journal of Nursing, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 20-28
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2019.162122

Aims of the study: To determine the quality of
life domains and the level of quality of life for
internally displaced teenage students in Rania
city. And to find out the relationship between
the quality life domains and some of their
sociodemographic characteristics of the sample
such as age, level of education of students, and
family income.
Methodology: A descriptive study, using the
assessment approach was conducted on
Internally Displaced teenage students from the
nd of August 2015 to the 3rd of February
2016. To achieve the objectives of the study,
non-probability sample of (165) students
selected for the study. A questionnaire was
adapted from the world health organization
quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), a
(1), for the purpose of the study.
The WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire contains
two items from the overall quality of life and
general Health with (24) items of satisfaction
that divided into four domains: Physical health,
psychological health, social relationships, and
environmental health. Each item is rated on a
5-point Likert scale. Each item of the
WHOQOL-BREF scored from 1 to 5 on a
response scale. A pilot study was carried out
on (10) students for the study questionnaire's
reliability through the use of stability (testretest method). A panel of (5) experts was
involved in the determination of the
questionnaire's content validity. Data were
analyzed through the application of the
descriptive statistical data analysis approach
(frequency, percentage, mean of scores) and
inferential statistical data analysis approach



Result: The study indicated that the majority
of the students are aged between (14-16) years
old, (77%) of family are nuclear. Concerning
the students' educational level (39.4%), of
them was in 3
rd class in secondary school. Also
the study shows (42.4%), of family income are
sufficient, and the majority of the samples
were displaced from Al-Anbar province
(87.3%). Regarding receiving help from the
Iraqi government, the majority of them did not
receive help from the Iraqi government. The
findings of the study indicated that quality of
life was affected by physical, and
environmental domain. Age, level of education
of students, and family income had significant
relationship with quality of life domains.
Conclusion: The quality of life of female
teenagers displaced persons affected by their
displaced, especially (environmental domain,
physical domain, and
psychological domain).