1Clinical Epidemiology Dept., Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, I.R. Iran; Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, I.R. Iran.
2. Student Research Committee, Ilam University of Medical Science Dept of Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, I.R. Iran.
Introduction: According to psychological research female-headed households have a lot of physical and mental problems because they experience more stress and anxiety than other women in general population. Aims of this study determine of quality of life and associated factors in Female-headed households under cover Welfare Organization of Ilam Province. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive analytical study, 787 Female-headed households under cover Welfare Organization of Ilam in urban and rural Ilam province participated. Systematic random sampling used to as a sampling method. A validated questionnaire (SF - 36) completed in a Six-month interval and the data were collected for analysis. Findings: From 787 Female-headed households contributing to the project, the numbers of subjects missing were 79 and 708 of subjects completed questionnaires (response rate 89.9%). Mean ± SD age of participants was 53.3± 19.18. We found that having the chronic disease and life in rural area was associated with a worse health related quality of life (p=