Quality of life and student life satisfaction among undergraduate pharmacy students at a public university in Central Thailand
This cross-sectional study aimed to assess quality of life (QoL) and student life satisfaction among 320 undergraduate pharmacy students at a public university in Central Thailand, and to compare the QoL of students with different characteristics. The participants were recruited by systematic stratified sampling in March 2018. Their mean age was 21.6 years. Most of them were female (68.4%) and having a Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher (66.9%). From the Thai version of the World Health Organization Quality of life-Brief version (WHOQOL-BREF-THAI), both the total score and each of the four domain scores were at a moderate level, with the median for the total QoL score of 86.0 out of a maximum possible score of 130. For the student life satisfaction, most participants rated it at either a moderate (43.4%) or high (43.8%) level. Statistically significant difference in the total QoL score was shown among participants with different numbers of siblings, year of study, type of accommodation during study, and level of overall student life satisfaction. This study contributed to a better understanding of the pharmacy students’ QoL and life satisfaction, and also suggested room for improvement of both aspects.
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