DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20223032
Published: 2022-11-23

Assessment of quality of life of Syrian refugees in Jordan: a questionnaire survey

Safaa Alwedyan

Abstract


Background: The civil war in Syria resulted in a massive wave of refugees out of Syria into many safer countries in the world. Many aspects of their lives have been affected, hence affecting their overall quality of life. There is a scarcity of information on the quality of life and factors influencing it for Syrian refugees. The objective of the study was to assess the quality of life among Syrian refugees residing outside camps in Jordan.

Methods: A survey questionnaire was distributed to target Syrian refugees during a campaign "warmth and peace" to distribute winter needs to Syrian and Palestinian refugees organized by Qatar charity in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization during the month of 12/2021. 239 questionnaires were collected. Quality of life was assessed using WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire.  

Results: Most of the study population were females (57.3%). it was also observed that most of the study population were in the age group of 31−45 years (56.5%). (90.4%) of the study population were married. More than half of them have studied up to the primary level (63.6%). (44.8%) of households consisted of 4−6 person. With regard to monthly household income, most of them (87%) earned <300 JD. The Syrian refugees had a higher mean score in the psychological domain, followed by physical, environmental, and social.

Conclusions: Despite the support provided to Syrian refugees, it appears that they still suffer from poor physical, psychological health, social relationships, and environmental domains, with scores below 50 on a scale (0-100).


Keywords


Quality of life, Syrian refugees, WHOQOL-BREF, Socio-demographic variables

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