The term Quality of Life (QOL) is often linked to the term “health”. The Literature so far has found no agreement on the definition of Quality of Life (QOL), either in relation to the terminology or the criteria that comprises the quality of life. Hence, studies on QOL have received on going attentions by many researchers as it is an important issue that must be addressed by the government. The QOL of a population may perhaps be used as the benchmark of the nation’s well being . Most studies on QOL have focused on solving problems related to health issues. The aims of this study were firstly, to ascertain the criteria or factors that measure QOL from community’s perspective and to develop a model that illustrates the relationship between QOL and health status of the respondents. The instrument used in the study was developed after conducting a qualitative study amongst experts of multi-disciplines, which was undertaken to ascertain the criteria that are most important to measure Malaysian QOL and health status. The findings of the study suggest that there appears to be seven and three factors or domains of Malaysians QOL and health status respectively. The findings of the study also indicate that QOL explains almost 30 percent of the variations in health status of the population.
|Keywords:||Quality of Life, Health, Quality of Life Indicators|
Deputy Director, Research Management Center, Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM), Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
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