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Mahnaz Solhi, Marzieh Shabani Hamedan, Masoud Salehi,
Volume 23, Issue 144 (6-2016)

Background and aim: Female-headed households are more vulnerable for social damages than other women. It has significant effect on the quality of life of women. Aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with quality of life for women heads of families, based on the stage of realizing the educational and ecological precede - proceed model. Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional descriptive 180 household women of Tehran Welfare Organization were attended. Sampling method was Multi-stage random Dada collection tools was standard quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL - BREF) and a questionnaire developed by the researcher based on the educational and ecological stage of precede-proceed model. Data were analyzed in software SPSS (15) using descriptive and analytical tests. Results: The mean age of the women was 8/8 ± 39/43 years and the average of duration of house holding was 92/4 ± 69/5 years. There were positive correlation between quality of life with knowledge (r=.215, P = .0004), attitude (r=.625, P =.001), enabling factors (r=.585, P = .001), reinforcing factors (r=.534, P = .001) and behavioral factors (r=.629, P = .001). Conclusion: Knowledge, Attitude, enabling factors, reinforcing factors, and behavioral factors are effective factors on the quality of life in female headed house hold and improvement interventions to improve the quality of life for these women should pay attention to. Keywords: Quality of life, female-headed house hold, precede-proceed model,  educational and ecological cognition 

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