Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0067138
Title: Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the Multiethnic Singapore Population - A National Cohort Study
Authors: Leow, M.K.-S.
Griva, K.
Choo, R.
Wee, H.-L. 
Thumboo, J.
Tai, E.S.
Newman, S.
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2013
Citation: Leow, M.K.-S., Griva, K., Choo, R., Wee, H.-L., Thumboo, J., Tai, E.S., Newman, S. (2013-06-27). Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the Multiethnic Singapore Population - A National Cohort Study. PLoS ONE 8 (6) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0067138
Abstract: Background:HRQoL is an important outcome to guide and promote healthcare. Clinical and socioeconomic factors may influence HRQoL according to ethnicity.Methodology:A multiethnic cross-sectional national cohort (N = 7198) of the Singapore general population consisting of Chinese (N = 4873), Malay (N = 1167) and Indian (N = 1158) adults were evaluated using measures of HRQoL (SF-36 version 2), family functioning, health behaviours and clinical/laboratory assessments. Multiple regression analyses were performed to identify determinants of physical and mental HRQoL in the overall population and their potential differential effects by ethnicity. No a priori hypotheses were formulated so all interaction effects were explored.Principal Findings:HRQoL levels differed between ethnic groups. Chinese respondents had higher physical HRQoL (PCS) than Indian and Malay participants (p
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/105799
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067138
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