Association of health-related quality of life with health examination and lifestyles of government managers in China

  • Hou Changrong  (侯长荣)
  • Lü Bin  (吕斌)
  • Lu Zuxun  (卢祖询)
  • Qin Shilong  (覃世龙)
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DOI: 10.1007/s11596-007-0333-5

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Hou, C., Lü, B., Lu, Z. et al. J. Huazhong Univ. Sc. Technol. (2007) 27: 343. doi:10.1007/s11596-007-0333-5
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Summary

In order to study the association of each item of a health examination and lifestyles with health-related quality of life (HRQoL), a cross-sectional survey by a self-administered questionnaire using the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12, version 1) was conducted on 145 government managers that took health examinations in Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China during 2005. The results showed that the determinations of organic functions including BMI, hemoglobin, blood platelet count, urine protein, urine WBC and lipid metabolism (LDL) were associated with HRQoL. The lifestyle items including age, sex, life satisfaction drinking alcohol and kind of alcohol drunk, drinking tea, sleep quality and adhering to bedtime, working overtime, work stress were associated with HRQoL in the multiple regression models. Sex, age and life satisfaction were the lifestyle items most closely associated with HRQoL, while LDL, hemoglobin and urine protein were the health examination items most closely associated HRQoL. This study revealed that both lifestyle and health examination items were associated with HRQoL.

Key words

health promotionlifestylehealth examinationquestionnairequality of life

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hou Changrong  (侯长荣)
    • 1
  • Lü Bin  (吕斌)
    • 2
  • Lu Zuxun  (卢祖询)
    • 3
  • Qin Shilong  (覃世龙)
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health Care, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Medicine, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong Unversity of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  3. 3.Department of Social Medicine, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina