Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049921
Title: Associations of Lifestyle Factors, Disease History and Awareness with Health-Related Quality of Life in a Thai Population
Authors: Vathesatogkit, P.
Sritara, P.
Kimman, M.
Hengprasith, B.
E-Shyong, T.
Wee, H.-L. 
Woodward, M.
Issue Date: 26-Nov-2012
Citation: Vathesatogkit, P., Sritara, P., Kimman, M., Hengprasith, B., E-Shyong, T., Wee, H.-L., Woodward, M. (2012-11-26). Associations of Lifestyle Factors, Disease History and Awareness with Health-Related Quality of Life in a Thai Population. PLoS ONE 7 (11) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049921
Abstract: Background: The impact of the presence and awareness of individual health states on quality of life (HRQoL) is often documented. However, the impacts of different health states have rarely been compared amongst each other, whilst quality of life data from Asia are relatively sparse. We examined and compared the effects of different health states on quality of life in a Thai population. Methods: In 2008-2009, 5,915 corporate employees were invited to participate in a survey where HRQoL was measured by the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire. The adjusted mean SF-36 scores were calculated for each self-reported illness, number of chronic conditions, lifestyle factors and awareness of diabetes and hypertension. The effect sizes (ES) were compared using Cohen's d. Results: The response rate was 82% and 4,683 (79.1%) had complete data available for analysis. Physical and Mental Component Summary (PCS and MCS) scores decreased as the number of chronic conditions increased monotonically (p
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/105690
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049921
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