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TRABAJO, CALIDAD DE VIDA Y SALUD
Revista de Psiquiatría del Uruguay (2008)
  • José G. Salazar-Estrada, University of Guadalajara
  • Mario Angel-González
  • Cecilia Colunga-Rodríguez
  • Manuel Pando-Moreno, University of Guadalajara
Abstract
A transversal analytic study was carried out to compare quality of life (QOL) and general health (GH) in workers users of health centers in Guadalajara. The non-probabilistic sample included 261 adults: 110 wage earning workers and 151 unemployed. EuroQOL D-5 and the General Health Questionnaire were applied, and the diagnosis of diabetes was registered. Ji2 OR and F of Fisher were used, con SPSS 10.0, considering significant p<0.5. More men were found in the employed group versus the unemployed one (65% vs 17%) (p=0.00), resulting the mean ages 54 vs 56 years old respectively for the mentioned groups (0.00), which had no instruction level differences between them. There were more widowers in the out of work (11% vs 20%) (p=0.05) and highest frequency of diabetes was found in workers. QOL was higher in workers (73 vs 70 points) (p=0.02), and anxiety/depression were higher in unemployed (61% vs. 48%) (p=0.03), OR 1.72 (1.02- 2.93). Workers qualified better in GH (73% vs 49%); OR 2.41 (1.37-4.27). The results suggest positive influence of work in the subjective assessment of welfare, despite physical illness.
Keywords
  • Work Quality of life General health Adults
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Publication Date
December, 2008
Citation Information
José G. Salazar-Estrada, Mario Angel-González, Cecilia Colunga-Rodríguez and Manuel Pando-Moreno. "TRABAJO, CALIDAD DE VIDA Y SALUD" Revista de Psiquiatría del Uruguay Vol. 72 Iss. 2 (2008)
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