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Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública

Print version ISSN 0120-386XOn-line version ISSN 2256-3334


SANTOFIMIO-CLARO, Eliana Liseth  and  GRISALES-ROMERO, Hugo de Jesús. Quality of life in relation to health in children and adolescents, El Líbano and Honda (Tolima) municipalities, 2018. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2020, vol.38, n.3, e339336.  Epub Dec 01, 2020. ISSN 0120-386X.


To determine the quality of life related to health (CVRS) in girls, boys and adolescents between 8 and 18 years old, linked to home substitution-violation, in the municipalities of El Líbano and Honda in the department of Tolima.


A cross-sectional study in a non-random sample of 77 girls, boys and adolescents from 35 foster homes, to whom KIDSCREEN-52 was applied, consisting of eight dimensions that score positively (self-perception, autonomy, relationship with parents and family life, feelings, financial resources, physical activity and health, friends and social support, and school environment) and two negatively (mood and social acceptance). The KIDSCREEN-10 was used for the estimation of the overall CVRS index (IGCVRS).


The mean of the IGCVRS was 69.9 points (standard deviation = 18.2). When the average IGCVRS score was compared with that of the dimensions, “social acceptance”, “feelings”, “school environment” and “self-perception” reached, as a minimum, the average IGCVRS score, in contrast to the scores of the “physical activity and health”, “family life”, “state of mind”, “friends”, “autonomy” and “money” dimensions. 46.8% rated their health status as excellent, and 9.1%, fair.


It is useful to implement assessment based on the family vulnerability-generativity profile and create a profile for the girl, boy or adolescent, taking into account their psychosocial difficulties and problems, which will improve the processes of autonomy, state of encouragement, family life, self-perception and social support.

Keywords : health-related quality of life; FOSTER home; KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire; health vulnerability; El Libano; Honda (Tolima).

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