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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2012, 12(9): 709-720 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Optimism Training on Quality of Life among Dormitory Female Students at Isfahan Medical University
Fatane Alibake , Ahmad Ahmady, Kiumars Farahbakhsh, Ahmad Abedi, Morteza Alibake
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Introduction: Quality of life is a significant issue among dormitory students which is frequently related to decline in educational performance and severe psychological and physical problems. This study aimed to investigate the effect of optimism training on quality of life among dormitory female students at Isfahan Medical University. Methods: This was a quasi/experimental study with pre-test, post-test and follow-up. The instrument used was WHOQOL-100 questionnaire. Among the students who completed the questionnaire in the pretest phase, 60 students who got the lowest scores, were selected randomly and then assigned into two experimental (30 students) and control (30 students) groups. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Multivariate Covariance Analysis of Variance Results: The means of the general quality of life were 1.94±0.47 and 2.04±0.50 (out of 4) in experimental and control groups respectively. Whereas the means of the general quality of life in experimental group were 2.98±0.31 and 2.92±0.34 in post-test and follow-up respectively, which had increased compared to those of control group. So, the experimental group means were significantly higher (p<0.001, F=14.79) than those of the control group Means Conclusion: The results of the study showed that optimism training could increase the quality of life and all its dimensions among dormitory female students. It is recommended to run similar training programs for other dormitory residents.
Keywords: Female Isfahan Medical students, Optimism, Quality of life
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Received: 2011/07/25 | Accepted: 2012/06/24
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Alibake F, Ahmady A, Farahbakhsh K, Abedi A, Alibake M. The Effect of Optimism Training on Quality of Life among Dormitory Female Students at Isfahan Medical University. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2012; 12 (9) :709-720
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