The valid and appropriate indicator of public health, which has been highly acknowledged is the health related quality of life (HRQOL). However there is scarcity of data regarding the life-style factors and HRQOL among the young adult males. The aim of the present study was to explore the association of HRQOL with the various life-style factors.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted to investigate the HRQOL of 750 college going adult male’s using simple random sampling method. Independent samples t-test, one way ANOVA and multiple stepwise regression were used to analyze the life-style factors which influence the HRQOL among young adults.
Results: There were significant differences between the life-style factors such as smoking, screen based media, having breakfast, sleeping time and daily life physical activity and among the physical component summary (PCS), mental component summary (MCS)and total health scores (THS) as shown by the univariate analysis (P<0.005). Multiple stepwise regression showed that there were significant differences between HRQOL and the various life-style patterns (p<0.005).
Conclusion: In the present study using SF-36 instrument and IPAQ long form, we assessed the relationship between HRQOL and life-style factors which include daily life physical activity, smoking, screen based media, having breakfast and sleep time. The results indicate that life-style factors affect the HRQOL among the young adults.