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Determining the factors that affect self-reported quality of life among Turkish seafarers

İsmail Hakkı Demir1, Deniz Oruç2, Serap Bayram3
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2021.0022
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Pubmed: 34212353
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International Maritime Health 2021;72(2):129-137.
Affiliations
  1. Düzce University, Health Research and Application Centre, Düzce, Turkey
  2. Düzce University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Düzce, Turkey
  3. Department of Health and Care Services, Düzce University, Vocational Health School, Düzce, Turkey

open access

Vol 72, No 2 (2021)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2021-06-28
Submitted: 2021-02-24
Accepted: 2021-06-04

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study is to determine the quality of life (QOL) of Turkish seafarers and its relationship with the factors affecting it.
Materials and methods: A total of 103 Turkish seafarers completed an “Employee Assessment Form” and “WHOQOL-BREF” Scale.
Results: The majority of the seafarers who participated in the study were males (98%) of the age group 36–48 (44%). Among the seamen, 58% smoked and 42% used alcohol. The rate of exercising was 29% and the mean body mass index was 27.63 ± 3.78. Average scores of WHOQOL-BREF sub-dimension are 15.99 ± 1.83 for physical (PHY), 15.77 ± 2.26 for psychological (PSY), 15.50 ± 2.73 for social (SOC), 14.17 ± 2.25 for environmental domain (ENV), and finally 14.18 ± 2.13 for ENV-TR.
Conclusions: According to the results of this study, it is possible to argue that Turkish seafarers have a weak awareness towards improving their health and QOL in their working life and that they need assistance in improving their QOL, especially in psychological and social aspects.

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study is to determine the quality of life (QOL) of Turkish seafarers and its relationship with the factors affecting it.
Materials and methods: A total of 103 Turkish seafarers completed an “Employee Assessment Form” and “WHOQOL-BREF” Scale.
Results: The majority of the seafarers who participated in the study were males (98%) of the age group 36–48 (44%). Among the seamen, 58% smoked and 42% used alcohol. The rate of exercising was 29% and the mean body mass index was 27.63 ± 3.78. Average scores of WHOQOL-BREF sub-dimension are 15.99 ± 1.83 for physical (PHY), 15.77 ± 2.26 for psychological (PSY), 15.50 ± 2.73 for social (SOC), 14.17 ± 2.25 for environmental domain (ENV), and finally 14.18 ± 2.13 for ENV-TR.
Conclusions: According to the results of this study, it is possible to argue that Turkish seafarers have a weak awareness towards improving their health and QOL in their working life and that they need assistance in improving their QOL, especially in psychological and social aspects.

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Keywords

health promotion, nursing, working characteristics, seafarers, Turkey, quality of life

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Title

Determining the factors that affect self-reported quality of life among Turkish seafarers

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 72, No 2 (2021)

Article type

Original article

Pages

129-137

Published online

2021-06-28

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2021.0022

Pubmed

34212353

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International Maritime Health 2021;72(2):129-137.

Keywords

health promotion
nursing
working characteristics
seafarers
Turkey
quality of life

Authors

İsmail Hakkı Demir
Deniz Oruç
Serap Bayram

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