Lifestyle and clinical factors affecting the quality of life related to health

Autores: De Cuevillas García, Begoña; Navas Carretero, Santiago; Fernández Montero, Alejandro; Cuervo Zapatel, Marta; Martínez Hernández, Alfredo (Autor de correspondencia)
ISSN: 2529-850X
Volumen: 4
Número: 2
Páginas: 159 - 171
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Background. Few studies have examined the influence of personal, phenotypical and lifestyle habits on quality of life related to health. Methods. Cross-sectional study, which was conducted on 106 patients (63 women). Quality of life was measured by the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire while lifestyle factors were evaluated with a general questionnaire developed by the authors of the study, with the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) and with the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). Participants were divided into two groups (lower and higher global health) attended to their punctuation on the SF-36. Results. The 8 domains of the SF-36, quantifying the quality of life, were influenced by sex and age. A total of 51 out 106 were qualified as lower global health (score lower than 84.8 points). No significant differences were found how lifestyle factors, body composition and blood biomarkers affect the quality of life between groups. The three dimensions of the SF-36 and the transition of health question were not significantly influenced by any of the items analyzed. Conclusion. This research enabled us to obtain a pilot vision of the lifestyle of the population and the planning of future research despite that the outcomes were not sufficient satisfactory.