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Quality of life and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in a community health care program population.

Martinelli LM, Mizutani BM, Mutti A, D'elia MP, Coltro RS, Matsubara BB - Clinics (Sao Paulo) (2008)

Bottom Line: Male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life.Aging was inversely associated with decreased quality of life in the environmental domain.Conversely, male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life.

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Affiliation: Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Objective: To evaluate quality of life in a population that attended a specific community event on health care education, and to investigate the association of their quality of life with the presence of cardiovascular risk factors

Introduction: Interest in health-related quality of life is growing worldwide as a consequence of increasing rates of chronic disease. However, little is known about the association between quality of life and cardiovascular risk factors.

Methods: This study included 332 individuals. Demographics, blood pressure, body mass index, and casual glycemia were evaluated. The brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire on quality of life was given to them. The medians of the scores obtained for the physical, psychological, emotional, and environmental domains were used as cutoffs to define "higher" and "lower" scores. A multinomial logistic regression model was used to define the parameters associated with lower scores.

Results: Diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and obesity were associated with lower scores in the physical domain. Dyslipidemia was also associated with lower scores in the psychological domain. Male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life. Aging was inversely associated with decreased quality of life in the environmental domain.

Conclusion: The presence of cardiovascular risk factors is related to a decreased quality of life. Conversely, male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life. These findings suggest that exercising should be further promoted by health-related public programs, with a special focus on women.

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Box plot showing the distribution of scores of quality of life in physical (PD), psychological (PsD), social (SD), and environment domains (ED). The central line represents the median, and the lower and upper limits represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The vertical lines represent the 10th and 90th percentiles, while the symbols indicate the extrapolated values that define these limits.
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f1-13-cs-0163: Box plot showing the distribution of scores of quality of life in physical (PD), psychological (PsD), social (SD), and environment domains (ED). The central line represents the median, and the lower and upper limits represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The vertical lines represent the 10th and 90th percentiles, while the symbols indicate the extrapolated values that define these limits.

Mentions: The distribution of quality of life scores in the study population is shown in Figure 1. The medians and their respective interquartile ranges were: 71.4 (60.7–82.1) in the physical domain, 70.8 (62.5–79.2) in the psychic domain, 75.0 (58.3–83.3) in the social domain, and 62.5 (56.3–75.0) in the environmental domain. The comparison between men and women revealed significant differences in the social domain (p = 0.03) and the psychological domain(p < 0.001), with lower scores observed for the female gender.


Quality of life and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in a community health care program population.

Martinelli LM, Mizutani BM, Mutti A, D'elia MP, Coltro RS, Matsubara BB - Clinics (Sao Paulo) (2008)

Box plot showing the distribution of scores of quality of life in physical (PD), psychological (PsD), social (SD), and environment domains (ED). The central line represents the median, and the lower and upper limits represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The vertical lines represent the 10th and 90th percentiles, while the symbols indicate the extrapolated values that define these limits.
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f1-13-cs-0163: Box plot showing the distribution of scores of quality of life in physical (PD), psychological (PsD), social (SD), and environment domains (ED). The central line represents the median, and the lower and upper limits represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The vertical lines represent the 10th and 90th percentiles, while the symbols indicate the extrapolated values that define these limits.
Mentions: The distribution of quality of life scores in the study population is shown in Figure 1. The medians and their respective interquartile ranges were: 71.4 (60.7–82.1) in the physical domain, 70.8 (62.5–79.2) in the psychic domain, 75.0 (58.3–83.3) in the social domain, and 62.5 (56.3–75.0) in the environmental domain. The comparison between men and women revealed significant differences in the social domain (p = 0.03) and the psychological domain(p < 0.001), with lower scores observed for the female gender.

Bottom Line: Male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life.Aging was inversely associated with decreased quality of life in the environmental domain.Conversely, male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate quality of life in a population that attended a specific community event on health care education, and to investigate the association of their quality of life with the presence of cardiovascular risk factors

Introduction: Interest in health-related quality of life is growing worldwide as a consequence of increasing rates of chronic disease. However, little is known about the association between quality of life and cardiovascular risk factors.

Methods: This study included 332 individuals. Demographics, blood pressure, body mass index, and casual glycemia were evaluated. The brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire on quality of life was given to them. The medians of the scores obtained for the physical, psychological, emotional, and environmental domains were used as cutoffs to define "higher" and "lower" scores. A multinomial logistic regression model was used to define the parameters associated with lower scores.

Results: Diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and obesity were associated with lower scores in the physical domain. Dyslipidemia was also associated with lower scores in the psychological domain. Male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life. Aging was inversely associated with decreased quality of life in the environmental domain.

Conclusion: The presence of cardiovascular risk factors is related to a decreased quality of life. Conversely, male gender and regular physical activity had protective effects on quality of life. These findings suggest that exercising should be further promoted by health-related public programs, with a special focus on women.

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Related in: MedlinePlus