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Hacia la Promoción de la Salud

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NUNEZ ROJAS, Ariel César et al. QUALITY OF LIFE, HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN NONCLINICAL POPULATIONS OF TWO COLOMBIAN MUNICIPALITIES. Hacia promoc. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.2, pp.124-142. ISSN 0121-7577.

Objectives: to determine the levels of quality of life related to health and the associated psychological factors: optimism, affection, stress and life events. Materials and methods: we worked with undiagnosed adults 18 to 59 years old from Dosquebradas (Risaralda) and Villamaría (Caldas), from whom a representative sample was extracted with 95% reliability and 5% error. Data collection was based on 403 homes from which 1,115 people made part. The analysis was based on the following instruments: Social-demographic and Health Related Behaviors, Stressful Life Events, Positive and Negative Affection -PANAS- Questionnaire, SF-12 Questionnaire, Life Quality Related with Health and Dispositional Optimism (DIOP). Results: the levels of quality of life related to health against the aspects of dispositional optimism, health-related behaviors, stressful life events, positive and negative affection, and the level of dissatisfaction of people and positive expectations in front of their improvement in quality of life and welfare, don’t have a positive tendency. This contrasts the same tendency from previous research carried out with diagnosed populations. Conclusions: health and quality of life were not associated with a positive tendency in the population studied. The data shows high levels of dissatisfaction of the needs and low expectations of improvement in quality of life related to health, into the future. Psychological factors keep the same tendency.

Keywords : Quality of life; health; psychological factors.

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