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The quality of life and satisfaction with life of women who are childless by choice

Ewa Rzońca 1,  
Urszula Lecyk 2,  
 
1
Department of the Basics of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
2
Gynaecology and Obstetrics Unit with Maternity Ward, Independent Public Hospital, Radzyń Podlaski, Poland
3
Department for Woman Health, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 2017;24(2):250–253
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ABSTRACT:
Objective:
The study attempts to identify and analyze factors affecting the quality of life and satisfaction with life of women who are childless by choice.

Material and Methods:
The research instruments used were: the WHOQOL-Bref questionnaire and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and author’s own questionnaire.

Results:
A better overall quality of life, perception of own health and quality of life in all the specific domains analyzed was found among childless women living in cities, college/university-educated, and with a good or very good financial standing.

Conclusions:
A positive correlation was found between satisfaction with life and overall quality of life, general perceived health, and all quality of life domains. Higher satisfaction with life scores in childless women are correlated with a higher quality of life scores and better perceived health.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Grażyna Iwanowicz-Palus   
Department of the Basics of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
 
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