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Application of WHOQOL-BREF in Measuring Quality of Life in Traffic Police

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 1580-1583

Keywords : WHOQOL- BREF; Quality of life; Traffic Police;

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We all encounter traffic police almost every day while travelling by road, whether it is day or night, summer or rainy or winter season. The responsibility for managing the chaos and ensuring smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians falls on the traffic police who are stationed at important junctions. Their job is physically demanding as well as mentally challenging. Traffic police are surrounded by significant health threats at their work environment. Quality of life (QOL) helps in Monitoring health of the population &evaluating the effects of health and social policy. Thus we aim to assess QOL of traffic police, the most affected domain among the four domains physical health, social relationship, psychological health and environmental health. Component most affected in different domains. Methodology: A community based cross-sectional survey study was conducted among 269 Traffic Police in Navi Mumbai, India. Data on QOL was assessed by WHOQOL-BREF. Results: From the data it appears that, Traffic Police has good quality of life and satisfactory health. Environmental domain is affected most. The most affected components in environmental domain are their physical environment and time for leisure activities. Conclusion: Modifications in their physical environment may help in improving QOL among Traffic Police population.

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