Sex differences in relation patterns between health-related quality of life of older adults and its correlates: a population-based cross-sectional study in Madeira, Portugal

TitreSex differences in relation patterns between health-related quality of life of older adults and its correlates: a population-based cross-sectional study in Madeira, Portugal
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuteursGouveia, BR, Ihle, A, Kliegel, M, Freitas, DL, Gouveia, ÉR
JournalPrimary Health Care Research & Development
Pagination1–5
ISSN1463-4236, 1477-1128
Mots-cléshealth-related quality of life, older adults, sex differences
Résumé

{A population-based cross-sectional study aimed to examine sex differences in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of older adults, and investigate whether the relation patterns between HRQoL and its correlates differed between sexes. A stratified proportional and representative sample included 802 volunteers, aged 60–79. HRQoL (36-item Short Form Health Survey), functional fitness (Senior Fitness Test), physical activity (PA) (Baecke questionnaire), demographic information and health features (questionnaires) were assessed. Men showed significantly higher HRQoL (P

DOI10.1017/S1463423618000233