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dc.titleAssociations of Lifestyle Factors, Disease History and Awareness with Health-Related Quality of Life in a Thai Population
dc.contributor.authorVathesatogkit, P.
dc.contributor.authorSritara, P.
dc.contributor.authorKimman, M.
dc.contributor.authorHengprasith, B.
dc.contributor.authorE-Shyong, T.
dc.contributor.authorWee, H.-L.
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-29T01:49:05Z
dc.date.available2014-10-29T01:49:05Z
dc.date.issued2012-11-26
dc.identifier.citationVathesatogkit, 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
dc.identifier.issn19326203
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/105690
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPHARMACY
dc.description.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0049921
dc.description.sourcetitlePLoS ONE
dc.description.volume7
dc.description.issue11
dc.description.page-
dc.identifier.isiut000311929800049
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