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  1. Fulltext. Adaptive responses among Dutch elderly : The impact of eight chronic medical conditions on health-related quality of life.

    Article - En anglais



    This study analyzed the impact of eight common chronic medical conditions on functional, social, and affective domains of health-related quality of life among community-based Dutch elderly (n=5279).


    Health-related quality of life was measured with six domains of the MOS Short-Form General Health Survey.

    The impact of the selected chronic conditions on health-related quality of life was analyzed by means of Student's t tests, analyses of variance, and multiple regression analyses.


    Compared with other domains of health-related quality of life, mental health was the least affected by chronic medical conditions.

    Back problems and rheumatoid arthritis/other : joint complaints accounted for relatively high proportions of the variance in health-related quality of life (from 35.5% to 68.3%), except for health perceptions (22.6%), indicating that health-related quality of life is most affected by these two conditions.


    Subjective well-being is by far the domain least affected by chronic medical conditions, while physical functioning and health perceptions are most affected.

    Back problems and rheumatoid arthritis/other joint complaints affect health-related quality of life strongly.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité vie, Maladie, Chronique, Dépendance fonctionnelle, Rôle social, Santé, Autoperception, Douleur, Santé mentale, Epidémiologie, Bien être, Vieillard, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe, Santé physique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality of life, Disease, Chronic, Functional dependence, Social role, Health, Self perception, Pain, Mental health, Epidemiology, Well being, Elderly, Human, Netherlands, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0205341

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 21/05/1997.