Health-related quality of life in older people with functional independence or mild dependence

Luis Sarmiento Loayza, María Teresa Valenzuela Bravo

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Abstract

Background: The concept of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) has grown in importance in the elderly population (PM), which is due to the increase in life expectancy of contemporary societies and the desire of people to live the most advanced years in good condition. Objective: To know the effect of the epidemiological dimensions, functional capacity, social and psychological well-being on the HRQL of a group of senior people from the Borough of Puente Alto intervened by the multidimensional model of the Integral Center for Happy Aging, CIEF, Universidad de los Andes. Results: Correlation was observed between the dimensions mentioned above, as well as the improvement in the predictive models of HRQL in the extent to which social and psychological variables are incorporated into the morbidity and functional capacity dimension, the latter strongly related to HRQL according to the scientific literature. Conclusion: The study shows the relevance of incorporating measures of social and psychological well-being in the evaluation of HRQL, especially with a view to the design of multidimensional interventions that encompass individual content and the environment in which seniors develop.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAging and Mental Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

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Keywords

  • comprehensive assessment
  • Health-related quality of life
  • multidimensional intervention
  • older people
  • psychological and social well-being

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