Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 796–806 | Cite as

Religious Practice and Health-Related Quality of Life in Iranian Adolescent Girls

  • Mojgan Mirghafourvand
  • Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi
  • Fariba Alizadeh Sharajabad
  • Favziye Sanaati
Original Paper


This study aimed to determine the relationship between religious practice and health-related quality of life in adolescent girls in Tabriz, Iran, 2014–2015. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 520 female students who were selected using the random sampling method. Religious practice and health-related quality of life questionnaires were used for data collection. Multivariate linear regression analysis showed a significant relationship between health-related quality of life and received religious support, religiosity, father’s and mother’s education, father’s occupation, family economic status, and the number of children. It is necessary to find ways to further promote religious practices in adolescents and ultimately their quality of life.


Health-related quality of life Religious practice Adolescents 



This paper was based on a thesis that was approved by the Ethics Committee of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. The authors would like to thank all participants in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    • 1
  • Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi
    • 2
  • Fariba Alizadeh Sharajabad
    • 3
  • Favziye Sanaati
    • 3
  1. 1.Midwifery DepartmentTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran
  2. 2.Social Determinants of Health Research CenterTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran
  3. 3.Nursing and Midwifery FacultyTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran

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