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5th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 18-20, 2021 | Orlando, USA

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5th Edition | 25 Sessions | 150+ Speakers
October 18-20, 2021 | Orlando, USA

Christian Fernando Juna Juca

Speaker at Nursing world conferences 2021 - Christian Fernando Juna Juca
Christian Fernando Juna Juca
Seoul National University, Ecuador
Title : Quality of life of nursing students from three provinces in Ecuador


Nursing education has to deal with academic processes, students’ modes of life and health concerns of people who receive their care. Therefore, evaluating the quality of life (QOL) of nursing students is important to ensure their well-being while they are getting trained as future professionals. The study aimed to analyze overall QOL and its domains of respondents by their sociodemographic characteristics and residence. The study design used was descriptive, cross-sectional. The study was conducted in the cities of Quito, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo, located in Ecuador. A convenience sample of 660 nursing students was used in the study. A self-administered sociodemographic questionnaire and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) were used to collect data from enrolled students. Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to examine whether sociodemographic variables and residence can improve QOL of students.  The results showed that in general, students reported a mean score of 2.84 (SD = 1.61) in their perception of overall QOL and 3.19 (SD = 1.27) of health. The highest overall score of quality of life was obtained in the physical health domain, while the lowest score was found in the social health domain and varies between cities. Sex, age, residence, and family income showed a significant effect on the four domains of QOL. The study emphasizes the importance of evaluating the quality of life of nursing students while they are getting trained. The findings should be considered by education and health policymakers in Ecuador in order to develop policies centered on the holistic learning process of students in the country.


Ph.D(c). Juna studied Nursing at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador PUCE and graduated as BSN in 2010. He then obtained a Master of Public Health at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2015. In 2018 he joined the research group of Prof. Hyojee Joung at the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University. He is actually pursuing his PhD degree at the same institution and he is an Associate Professor at PUCE. He was the Director of the Nursing Program at PUCE from 2016 to 2017. He has published 7 research articles in SCI(E) journals.