Quality Of Life among Police Officers and Soldiers of Nam Dinh Provincial Public Security Department in Viet Nam, in 2019-2020: A Study using Whoqol-Bref Instrument
Objectives: Evaluate the quality of life of police officers and solders based on the WHOQoL-Bref instrument. Subjects and research methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study was performed with 843 officers and soldiers of Nam Dinh Provincial Public security department, Nam Dinh province, Viet Nam, in 2019-2020. Selecting intentionally 03 regions and randomly selecting each region of Nam Dinh province to be 2 units, in each selected unit, sampling all police officers and soldiers of each unit. Information is collected by questionnaires, through direct questioning. Results: The study has 759 police officers and soldiers who are men, accounting for 90%. Age, mainly from 18 to 30 years old (accounting for 67%). Average quality of life score for each domain and for each domain according to WHOQol-Bref instrument, on a scale of 0-100. The overall average score is 28.0 ± 9.0, the average score for the physical domain was 38.5 ± 11.5; The average score in the psychological domain was 28.0 ± 11.0; Average score of social relationship domain was 29.0 ± 15.0; The average score for the environmental domain was 15.5 ± 11.0. Conclusion: The average quality of life score for police officers and soldiers in Nam Dinh province is low, and the lowest is in the domain of environment. The questionnaire is appropriate to the quality of life assessment for police officers and soldiers.