Association of Health-Related Quality of Life and Depression Among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Relation Between Health And Depression Among Nursing Students


  • Sara Khawar University Institute of Physical Therapy (UIPT), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Hamna Ilyas Physiotherapist, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore
  • Sana Tauqeer University Institute of Physical Therapy (UIPT), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Arfa Khawar University Institute of Physical Therapy (UIPT), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Hafiza Iqra Rubab MS Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hammad Shakeel Physiotherapist Muhammadi Medical Trust Hospital Lahore



Depression is greatly affect the health related quality of life inundergraduate nursing students and the prevalence of depression is extended day by day, as thenursing students have to face variety of problems and issue likehealth related issue, poor qualityof life, difficulty in focusing, feeling embraced and death anxiety because of their poor academicsystem and clinical performance. During the clinical practice the nursing students have to takedecision that how to give proper care and attention to patient, so the lack of confidence andanxiety result into stress and depression. The educational institutes should make better strategiesto improve the poor academic and clinical practice and then automatically depression decreasesaswell asthe healthrelatedissuesresolve. Objective: The purpose of the study is to determine the association of health related quality oflifeand depression among undergraduate nursing students. Methods: This was observational study conducted on both female and male students at ShalimarTeaching Hospital, Lahore. A sample of 187 students was selected using non probabilitypurposive sampling. Students were selected by using predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria.After taking permission letter from the Hospital each student fill the Beck Depression Inventoryand SF (36) questionnaire. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version-21.0. Mean and standarddeviation were calculated for quantitative variables and data was presented in the form offrequency and percentage. Results: The result is evaluated by applying chi-square test which shows that there is strongassociation between physical health and depression because the (p<0.05) and p value is 0.00,there is no association between mental health and depression among undergraduate nursingstudentsbecause the (p>0.05) and in thegiven result the p value is0.13. Conclusion: The study concluded that their association of health related quality of life anddepression among undergraduate nursing student from the two variables of QoL, the physicalhealthisstronglyaffectedwithdepressionbutthementalhealthisnotaffectedwithdepression


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.219
Published: 2022-02-28

How to Cite

Khawar, S. ., Ilyas, H., Tauqeer, S., Khawar, A. ., Rubab, H. I. ., & Shakeel, H. . (2022). Association of Health-Related Quality of Life and Depression Among Undergraduate Nursing Students: Relation Between Health And Depression Among Nursing Students. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(2), 47–50.



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