Association of quality of life with laboratory measurements and lifestyle factors in community dwelling older people in Taiwan

Tai Yin Wu, Wei Chu Chie, Jen Pei Liu, Chen Kun Liaw, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, David Blane

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摘要

Objectives: Little is known about the influence of routine laboratory measurements and lifestyle factors on generic quality of life (QOL) at older ages. We aimed to study the relationship between generic QOL and laboratory measurements and lifestyle factors in community dwelling older Chinese people.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis. Six hundred and ninety nine elders were randomly selected from the examinees of the annual health examination in Taipei City, Taiwan. Blood, urine and stool of the participants were examined and lifestyle data were collected. Participants completed the CASP-19 (control, autonomy, self-realization, pleasure) questionnaire, a 19-item QOL scale. The relationship between QOL and laboratory results and lifestyle factors was explored, using multiple linear regression and profile analysis.Results: The mean age of the participants was 75.5 years (SD = 6.5), and 49.5% were female. Male gender standardized β coefficients (β = 0.122) and exercise habit (β = 0.170) were associated with a better QOL, whereas advanced age (β =-0.242), blurred vision (β =-0.143), depression (β =-0.125), central obesity (β =-0.093), anemia (β =-0.095), rheumatoid arthritis (β =-0.073), Parkinsonism (β =-0.079), malignancy (β =-0.086) and motorcycle riding (β =-0.086) were associated with a lower QOL. Profile analysis revealed that young-old males, social drinkers, regular exercisers and car drivers had the best QOL (all p < 0.001).Conclusion: Of the many laboratory measurements, only anemia was associated with the lower QOL. By contrast, several lifestyle factors, such as social drinking, exercise habit and car driving, were associated with better QOL, whereas abdominal obesity and motorcycle riding were associated with lower QOL.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)548-559
頁數12
期刊Aging and Mental Health
19
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2015
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神心理健康
  • 老年學
  • 老年病學和老年學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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