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Conference Paper: Changes in health-related quality of life among adults from low-income families in Hong Kong

TitleChanges in health-related quality of life among adults from low-income families in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
The 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL 2016), Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 October 2016. In Quality of Life Research, 2016, v. 25 suppl. 1, p. 193-194 How to Cite?
AbstractAims: This study aimed to determine the change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of adults from low-income families after enrollment into a family support programme. We hoped to identify modifiable factors that were associated with deterioration in HRQOL among Chinese adults from low-income families in Hong Kong. Methods: 174 adults from low-income families that participated in a family support programme (Trekkers Family Enhancement Scheme) completed telephone surveys on health and HRQOL at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. The survey instruments included the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey version 2 (SF12v2), the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) and the Global Rating Scale (GRS) on change in health. Multivariate regressions were used to determine the association between personal factors (age, gender, educational level, smoking and drinking habits, presence of depressive symptoms and chronic disease) and family factors (marital status, monthly household income and intimate partner violence) with health and HRQOL changes. Results: After a mean follow-up period of 2.4 years, there were significant improvement in SF12v2 physical functioning, role physical, bodily pain, vitality, social functioning, role emotional and mental health subscale scores, as well as the Mental Component Summary (MCS) score (48.26 vs 52.11, p<0.001), although the Physical Component Summary (PCS) scores were almost unchanged (49.28 vs 49.62, p=0.609). Subjects with older age and being female were more likely to have deterioration in the SF12v2 PCS score; and those with depressive symptoms, chronic disease and screened-positive intimate partner violence were more likely to have deterioration in the MCS score. Conclusion: Adults from low-income families in a family support programme had higher mean HRQOL scores over two years. Depressive symptoms, chronic disease, and possible intimate partner violence are modifiable factors that can be tackled to prevent deterioration in HRQOL.
DescriptionSession - Observational Studies: no. 3100
This journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/236769
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.429
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.158

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, CLK-
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Y-
dc.contributor.authorYu, YTE-
dc.contributor.authorFung, SCC-
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKH-
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, AFY-
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-06T02:05:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-06T02:05:01Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationThe 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL 2016), Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 October 2016. In Quality of Life Research, 2016, v. 25 suppl. 1, p. 193-194-
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/236769-
dc.descriptionSession - Observational Studies: no. 3100-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research-
dc.description.abstractAims: This study aimed to determine the change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of adults from low-income families after enrollment into a family support programme. We hoped to identify modifiable factors that were associated with deterioration in HRQOL among Chinese adults from low-income families in Hong Kong. Methods: 174 adults from low-income families that participated in a family support programme (Trekkers Family Enhancement Scheme) completed telephone surveys on health and HRQOL at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. The survey instruments included the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey version 2 (SF12v2), the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) and the Global Rating Scale (GRS) on change in health. Multivariate regressions were used to determine the association between personal factors (age, gender, educational level, smoking and drinking habits, presence of depressive symptoms and chronic disease) and family factors (marital status, monthly household income and intimate partner violence) with health and HRQOL changes. Results: After a mean follow-up period of 2.4 years, there were significant improvement in SF12v2 physical functioning, role physical, bodily pain, vitality, social functioning, role emotional and mental health subscale scores, as well as the Mental Component Summary (MCS) score (48.26 vs 52.11, p<0.001), although the Physical Component Summary (PCS) scores were almost unchanged (49.28 vs 49.62, p=0.609). Subjects with older age and being female were more likely to have deterioration in the SF12v2 PCS score; and those with depressive symptoms, chronic disease and screened-positive intimate partner violence were more likely to have deterioration in the MCS score. Conclusion: Adults from low-income families in a family support programme had higher mean HRQOL scores over two years. Depressive symptoms, chronic disease, and possible intimate partner violence are modifiable factors that can be tackled to prevent deterioration in HRQOL.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343-
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Research-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-016-1390-7-
dc.titleChanges in health-related quality of life among adults from low-income families in Hong Kong-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailGuo, Y: viviguo@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYu, YTE: ytyu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFung, SCC: cfsc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, CKH: carlosho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTiwari, AFY: tiwari@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-016-1390-7-
dc.identifier.hkuros270713-
dc.identifier.hkuros271536-
dc.identifier.volume25-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spage193-
dc.identifier.epage194-
dc.publisher.placeThe Netherlands-

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