Psychological and physical well-being in working women

*, Suman VB and Chatterjee, Pratik Kumar (2015) Psychological and physical well-being in working women. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 4 (11). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

study, we will try to compare the health status in working and nonworking women using standard Short Form (SF)-36 questionnaire. The SF-36 is a widely used questionnaire for measuring physical and mental health status. These are multidimensional measures of self-reported health status. At the end of this scientific study, working women will have some understanding about their physical and psychological well-being. Objective: To study the health status in working women and nonworking women using SF-36 questionnaire. Materials and Methods: SF-36 (1992 Medical Outcomes Trust) questionnaire was administered to collect data. The following 8 scales were measured and expressed as scores ranging from 0 to 100: physical functioning, role limitations because of physical health problems, role limitations because of emotional health problems, energy and fatigue, emotional well-being, social functioning, freedom from bodily pain, and general health. Result: Working women showed less scores of emotional health when compared with nonworking women (p = 0.16), which was statistically not significant. Overall, the general health scale was considerably less in working women when compared with nonworking women (p = 0.54). Conclusion: Working women revealed significantly less scores of mental health when compared with nonworking women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SF-36 questionnaire, working women, health status
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 07:00
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 07:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143438

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