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Crescent Journal of
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Apr 2020, Vol 7, Issue 2
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Original Article
Pleasant Communication as an Integral Part of Women"s Quality of Life: A Qualitative Study
Fatemeh Sadat Seyed Nematollah Roshan1, Fatemeh Alhani2, Armin Zareiyan3, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad4
1Ph.D Student Alumnus of Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Community Health of Nursing School of AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

CJMB 2020; 7: 170-176

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Keywords : Communication, Content analysis, Quality of life, Women
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Objectives: The communication is not just being able to verbally pronounce words and sentences, but it includes understanding information through inspiration, inner instinct, or external guidance. To achieve a better quality of life (QoL), there is a need for determining pleasant communication. The current study aimed to explore the women"s perception about different aspects of communication in their life.

Materials and Methods: This qualitative content analysis aimed to understand the meaning of communication as a key factor in Iranian women"s QoL, which was conducted on 40 women. The data were gathered through depth interviews from May to November 2016 in Tehran, Iran. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using conventional qualitative content analysis in 8 stages recommended by Zhang.

Results: Two categories were identified based on the interviews, including constructive spiritual and pleasant peripheral communication and each theme consisted of some categories.

Conclusions: Overall, awareness about different aspects of communication in women"s life must be considered by politicians and health care providers in Iran. In addition, efforts would be made to improve nurses" understanding of different aspects of the QoL, especially pleasant communication in women"s life which could help their health promotion.


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