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Colombia Médica

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Abstract

GAITAN-LOPEZ, Darío Fernando; CORREA-BAUTISTA, Jorge Enrique; VINACCIA, Stefano  and  RAMIREZ-VELEZ, Robinson. Self-report health-related quality of life among children and adolescents from Bogotá, Colombia. The FUPRECOL study. Colomb. Med. [online]. 2017, vol.48, n.1, pp.12-18. ISSN 1657-9534.

Objective:

To describe by self-report the HRQoL among schoolchildren from Bogotá, Colombia belonging to the FUPRECOL study.

Methods:

A cross-sectional study in 3,245 children and 3,354 adolescents, between 9 and 17.9 years old, participated in the study. Spanish version of the EQ-5D-Y was self-assessment. Percentages of missing values and reported problems were calculated. The data was analyzed by measurement of central tendency stratified by age group, and to compare them to international references.

Results:

A total of 58.3%, (n= 3,848) were women. In all ages, the HRQoL was higher in boys than in girls. To compare by sex, the dimensions of the EQ-5D-Y "feeling worried, sad or unhappy" and "having pain or discomfort", showed the highest frequency among women. Overall, our HRQoL were higher than South Africa, Germany and Italy references.

Conclusion:

The HRQoL was higher in boys than in girls The HRQoL. The dimensions of the EQ-5D-Y "feeling worried, sad or unhappy" and "having pain or discomfort", showed the highest frequency. The HRQoL by age and sex may be used in the evaluation of the health perceived among schoolchildren from Bogotá.

Keywords : Personal satisfaction; surveys and questionnaires; quality of life; child; adolescents; psychometrics; health status; mental health.

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