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Conference Paper: Health-related Quality of Life of People from Low-income Families in Hong Kong, China

TitleHealth-related Quality of Life of People from Low-income Families in Hong Kong, China
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.valueinhealthjournal.com/
Citation
The 2015 ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy, 7-11 November 2015. In Value in Health, 2015, v. 18 n. 7, p. A745, abstract no. PIH72 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To compare the health related quality of life (HRQOL) between adults of low-income families and sex-age matched subjects of the general population in Hong Kong, and to explore factors associated with poor HRQOL in people from low-income families. Methods: A cross sectional health survey on 315 Chinese adults from low-income families was carried out in 2012 in Hong Kong. Each adult answered the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-12v2 Health Survey and a structured questionnaire on socio-demographic & morbidity characteristics. Mean SF-12v2 domain and summary scores of the subjects were compared with those of age-sex matched subjects randomly selected from a database of 2,764 Chinese adults from the Hong Kong general population (ratio: 1:2), and the difference was tested by independent t-test. Multiple linear regressions were conducted to determine any independent association between low income and HRQOL, and to explore factors associated with poor HRQOL in people from low income families. Results: 298 subjects from low income families who completed the survey reported significantly lower SF-12v2 bodily pain, general health, vitality, physical component summary (PCS) scores than subjects from the general population (N= 596). Extreme low income (< 50% median household income of < US$1282/month) was independently associated with poorer SF-12v2 PCS and mental component summary (MCS) scores after adjustment for sociodemographics and co-morbidities. Amongst subjects from low-income households, extreme low income and younger age were associated with worse SF-12v2 MCS score while known chronic disease was associated with worse SF-12v2 PCS score. Conclusions: Extreme low household income was independently associated with poorer physical and mental health-related HRQOL.
DescriptionConference Theme: Impacting Health Decision Making with Outcomes Research: Closing the Gap
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222564
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.824
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.645

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, CLK-
dc.contributor.authorGuo, VY-
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKH-
dc.contributor.authorYu, EYT-
dc.contributor.authorFung, SCC-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-18T07:42:42Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-18T07:42:42Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 2015 ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy, 7-11 November 2015. In Value in Health, 2015, v. 18 n. 7, p. A745, abstract no. PIH72-
dc.identifier.issn1098-3015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222564-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Impacting Health Decision Making with Outcomes Research: Closing the Gap-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To compare the health related quality of life (HRQOL) between adults of low-income families and sex-age matched subjects of the general population in Hong Kong, and to explore factors associated with poor HRQOL in people from low-income families. Methods: A cross sectional health survey on 315 Chinese adults from low-income families was carried out in 2012 in Hong Kong. Each adult answered the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-12v2 Health Survey and a structured questionnaire on socio-demographic & morbidity characteristics. Mean SF-12v2 domain and summary scores of the subjects were compared with those of age-sex matched subjects randomly selected from a database of 2,764 Chinese adults from the Hong Kong general population (ratio: 1:2), and the difference was tested by independent t-test. Multiple linear regressions were conducted to determine any independent association between low income and HRQOL, and to explore factors associated with poor HRQOL in people from low income families. Results: 298 subjects from low income families who completed the survey reported significantly lower SF-12v2 bodily pain, general health, vitality, physical component summary (PCS) scores than subjects from the general population (N= 596). Extreme low income (< 50% median household income of < US$1282/month) was independently associated with poorer SF-12v2 PCS and mental component summary (MCS) scores after adjustment for sociodemographics and co-morbidities. Amongst subjects from low-income households, extreme low income and younger age were associated with worse SF-12v2 MCS score while known chronic disease was associated with worse SF-12v2 PCS score. Conclusions: Extreme low household income was independently associated with poorer physical and mental health-related HRQOL.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.valueinhealthjournal.com/-
dc.relation.ispartofValue in Health-
dc.titleHealth-related Quality of Life of People from Low-income Families in Hong Kong, China-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailGuo, VY: viviguo@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, CKH: carlosho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYu, EYT: ytyu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFung, SCC: cfsc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, CLK=rp00350-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, CKH=rp01931-
dc.identifier.authorityYu, EYT=rp01693-
dc.identifier.authorityFung, SCC=rp01330-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.2872-
dc.identifier.pmid26534176-
dc.identifier.hkuros256715-
dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue7-
dc.identifier.spageA745, abstract no. PIH72-
dc.identifier.epageA745, abstract no. PIH72-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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