Survey of the Status of Health Related Quality of life among the Middle Aged Southern Railway Employees

Abstract :

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is of major consequence across the whole spectrum of the human health continuum. The aim of this study is to make a survey of the status of HRQoL among the middle aged Southern Railway employees. The investigator randomly selected 25 employees from Group A, 25 employees from Group B, 100 employees from Group C and 100 employees from Group D in the age group of 40 to 50 years and administered the standard questionnaire SF 36 which has 8 dimensions such as Physical functioning, Physical roles limitation, Emotional roles limitation, Social functioning, Bodily pain, Mental health, Vitality and General health to them. The results did not show any significant differences in HRQoL of middle aged SR employees on these dimensions except of emotional roles limitation, as the obtained F values were lesser than the required F value of 2.94 to be significant at 0.05 level. The obtained F value on dimension Emotional roles limitation of 2.96 was significant at 0.05 level. The post hoc analysis through multiple comparisons of paired means proved that the top level officers have significantly greater emotional role limitations than lower grade employees. It was concluded that in view of SR providing adequate medical facilities and care irrespective of the category of employees, it was found there was no significant difference in their HRQoL. However benefits of exercise intervention in the modification of HRQoL can be studied in future.

Author Name : J.Devakumar & Dr.P.Kulandaivelu

Keywords: Survey, Railway Employees, Mental Health, Bodily Pain, Vitality.