Quality of life in the outbreak of COVID-19 and related factors in public health students in Thailand. A Case Study of Public Health Students, Faculty of Science, Buriram Rajabhat University.

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Chawiwan Yord-in
Maneenuch Haisirikul
Thanart Armartmuntri


This cross-sectional survey research aimed to explore a quality of life and factors affecting the quality of life of public health students of the Faculty of Science at Buriram Rajabhat University. This research was conducted during the 2019 Corona virus pandemic in Thailand. The sample group consisted of 83 out of 350 public health students, and they were obtained by cluster random sampling. Data was collected by the World Health Organization’s quality of life indicators, abbreviated version, Thai version (WHOQOL-BREF-THAI). The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage), and inferential statistics (Fisher’s Exact Test).

          Findings showed that about one-half of the students (50.61%) had a high level of quality of life. Based on components of each aspect, more than one-half of the students had a high level of quality of life on the basis of mind and social relationships (60.24% and 55.42%, respectively). However, more than one-half of the students had a low level of quality of life on the basis of their environment and physical health (60.24% and 55.42%, respectively). When comparing each factor, the results showed that only the body mass index factors were related to the level of the social relationship component with a statistical significance (p <0.05).

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