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safavi M, mahmoodi M, akbarnatajbishe K. Assessment of Quality of Life and Its Relationship with some of Individuals' Characteristics in Pulmonary Complications of Sulfur Mustard. daneshvarmed. 2009; 16 (80) :43-52
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  Background : Agents of chemical war specially sulfur mustard and their pulmonary complications of chemical devotees, creating very worries for family specially spouses and have had negative impact on wellbeing and quality of life's spouse of caregiver and chemical devotee. S0, carry out of studies related to spouses of chemical devotees for maintaining and improving for quality of life's them, seem be necessary.

  Objective: This study carried out to determine relationship between quality of life and some of individual's characteristics in spouses of chemical devotees involved with pulmonary complications of sulfur mustard in Tehran (2006).

 Materials & Methods: The study is a descriptive–analytic research that were selected 100 spouses of chemical devotee is restricted by 20-60 years with mean of age in 36/81 years by sampling randomly. The instruments of data collection were included: Demographic, standard scale of caregiver quality of life (created by Ferrell & Grant) questionnaires for assessment of domains in quality of life (Physical, Psychological, Family-Social-Financial), That carried out to way of interviewing and complement of self report form in workshop, their houses and devotees foundation centers.

 Results: The finding of descriptive statistical was shown that less than one third (19%) of samples in domains of physical, zero percent in domain of psychological and 49% in domain of social have had score quality of life . So, statistical tests (Fisher & chi-squared) were shown an inverse correlation between the educational level (p<0.02) and percent of devotee (p<0.04) with their score of quality of life . Also, a direct correlation and positive impact of correlation was observed between job and quality of life of samples (p<0.01).

  Conclusion: According to the upper finding, the research hypothesis, that there is a correlation between quality of life's spouses of chemical devotees with some of individual's characteristics, related to educational level, percent of devotee and job situation job was confirmed, but disproval with other's individual characteristics.

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