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Quality of life and the related factors in Iranian transgender people: a cross-sectional study

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Aim

This study aimed to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of transgender (trans) people in Iran.

Subject and methods

In this cross-sectional study, participants were included in the study using the snowball sampling technique. Two hundred thirty-five transgender people from different provinces of Iran were identified and agreed to participate in the study. To measure the QOL of these individuals, we used the short form of the QOL SF-36 questionnaire, which was completed as self-administered.

Results

In this study, the highest and lowest mean scores of trans individuals’ QOL belong to the physical functioning (88.59 ± 13.81) and bodily pain (30.78 ± 25.68) domains, respectively. Moreover, the mean scores of mental health, emotional role, vitality, general health, and bodily pain domains were less than 50. Reassignment surgery, vocation, and age were significantly associated with quality of life score (P < 0.05).

Conclusion

Iranian transgender individuals lack appropriate QOL. It seems that gender reassignment surgery and job creation for these individuals improve their QOL.

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Abbreviations

QOL:

Quality of life

WHO:

World Health Organization

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The corresponding author is responsible for data. Access to all relevant raw data will be free to any scientist upon request.

Funding

The study was funded by the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (No. 9711307373). The funder has no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.

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T.A: acquisition of data, drafting the article, and final approval of the version to be published.

Z.Ch: design, analysis, revising manuscript, and final approval of the version to be published.

M.A: interpretation of data, revising manuscript, and final approval of the version to be published.

Y.M: conception and design and interpretation of data, revising manuscript critically, and final approval of the version to be published.

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Correspondence to Younes Mohammadi.

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The study has been approved by the ethics committee of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences with the number IR.UMSHA.REC.1397.772.

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Participation in the study was voluntary and we have obtained informed consent from all participants. Participants’ information is considered confidential and is not published individually.

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The authors have no conflict of interest.

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Arianmehr, T., Cheraghi, Z., Ahmadpanah, M. et al. Quality of life and the related factors in Iranian transgender people: a cross-sectional study. J Public Health (Berl.) 30, 1745–1751 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-021-01657-0

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