Quality of life (QL) in elderly outpatients is poorly characterized.
We interviewed 258 elderly outpatients from three health care settings to identify the attributes and events that affect self-assessment of QL.
These outpatients rated their QL as acceptable, citing medical care, health, interpersonal relationships, financial status, and functionnal status as affecting their QL.
Overrall QL ratings were not strongly associated with objective indicators such as demographic characteristics and use of health care services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Vieillard, Ambulatoire, Qualité vie, Entretien, Autoévaluation, Objectivité subjectivité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Elderly, Ambulatory, Quality of life, Interview, Self evaluation, Objectivity subjectivity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0409849
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.