A meaningful difference was found between the post-partum week of mothers and the mean scores of MPQOL and self-care ability scale (p=0.000).
Table-3: Comparison of MPQOL and Self-care Ability Scale Point Averages Depending on Informative and Obstetric Features of the Mothers (n=290).
The total MPQOL mean score of the mothers who participated in this study was 21.17, whereas the mean score of sub-dimensions (affinity/family/friend, socio-economic, spouse, health, psychological/baby) was in the range of 19.00 and 20.79.
A meaningful relationship between the point averages of MPQOL and self-care ability scale was found depending on the educational status of mothers.
In the current study, a comparison of the mean score of MPQOL and self-care ability scale showed that the highest mean score belonged to the group whose income was higher than expenses.
In the current study, the mean scores of MPQOL and self-care ability were found to be higher among participants living in elementary families in comparison with those living in extended families.