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Pharmacy Practice (Granada)

versión On-line ISSN 1886-3655versión impresa ISSN 1885-642X


SACRE, Hala et al. Factors associated with quality of life among community pharmacists in Lebanon: results of a cross-sectional study. Pharmacy Pract (Granada) [online]. 2019, vol.17, n.4, 1613.  Epub 20-Abr-2020. ISSN 1886-3655.


The objective of this study was to assess the quality of life and the factors associated with it among community pharmacists in Lebanon.


This cross-sectional study was carried out between March and July 2018, enrolling 435 pharmacists, using a proportionate random sample of community pharmacies from all districts of Lebanon. The validated Arabic translation of the Short-Form 12 (SF12v2) was used to derive 2 summary scores: physical and mental component summaries (PCS and MCS).


Lebanese community pharmacists scored a mean PCS-12 and MCS-12 of 48.9 (SD 7.1) and 48.8 (SD 8.5), respectively. Higher age (Beta= -0.08), having a PhD degree (Beta= -4.54), higher depression score (Beta= -0.25), higher emotional work fatigue (Beta= -0.13) and higher physical work fatigue (Beta=-0.14) were significantly associated with lower physical QoL (lower PCS-12 scores). Increased stress (Beta= -0.17), higher insomnia (Beta= -0.21), higher depression (Beta= -0.2) and working for over 40 hours per week (Beta= -0.2) were significantly associated with lower mental QoL (lower mental MCS-12 scores).


Our research has found a strong correlation between quality of life and psychological factors, including stress, burnout, insomnia, and depression among community pharmacists.

Palabras clave : Quality of Life; Burnout Professional; Fatigue; Depression; Pharmacies; Pharmacists; Risk Factors; Multivariate Analysis; Surveys and Questionnaires; Lebanon.

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