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JCR. 2021; 8(2): 18-27


Quality of life during the covid-19 community spread in Jordan.

Sarah Ahmad Majed Al-Aitan, Hussein Mohammad Salem, Ibrahim Said Aqel, Hassan Mohamad Banat, Saed Ahmad Aletan.

Abstract
The effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the quality of life of individuals
residing in Jordan has not yet been investigated; this study aimed to study the level of quality of life during
the pandemic and its relationship to the variables sex, age, academic level, and employment status. The size of
the study sample was (1409) of both sexes, divided into 947 females (67.2%) and 462 males (32.8%). The
link to the instrument used was published on the Institute for Family Health’s Facebook page. The researchers
used the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF questionnaire as a determinant of quality of life.
The results indicated that all participants' quality of life was moderately disrupted during the Covid-19
pandemic in all domains, with a total arithmetic mean of (3.21) and a standard deviation of (0.617). Results
also indicated no significant statistical differences attributed to the gender variable and that the age group
(more than 50) showed better Quality of Life with the highest arithmetic mean (3.38). Moreover, statistically
significant academic level-specific differences were observed, with the academic level (postgraduate studies)
exhibiting higher Quality of Life, followed by the groups (bachelor's, diploma, and high school) in order.
There were also statistically significant differences attributed to the employment status in favor of employed
individuals compared to (not employed, partially working/sometimes working).

Key words: Quality of life, Covid-19, community spread, Jordan.



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