Self-report health-related quality of life among children and adolescents from Bogotá, Colombia. The FUPRECOL study

JE Correa-Bautista, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Abstract

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.
Translated title of the contributionAutoreporte de la calidad de vida en niños y adolescentes colombianos: Estudio FUPRECOL
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages8
JournalColombia Medica
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 31 2017

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