The Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire and its association with health-related quality of life and well-being.

Fortier, Jacqueline (2015) The Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire and its association with health-related quality of life and well-being. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A person’s lifestyle may be related to their quality of life and well-being. This cross-sectional survey examined the association between the Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire, a measure of lifestyle, and health-related quality of life and well-being among a sample of 100 adults living in St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Lifestyle was significantly, positively correlated with well-being (r=0.47, p<0.01), self-perceived health (r=0.59, p <0.01) and mental health-related quality of life (r=0.41, p<0.01), but not physical health-related quality of life (r=0.13, p=0.19). This study benefitted from the use of validated questionnaires but the generalizability of these results is limited by a sample population that was younger, more educated and of higher household income than the general population. Lifestyle appears to be related to well-being and quality of life, and lifestyle factors may predict quality of life in populations similar to the population in this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8470
Item ID: 8470
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-64).
Keywords: lifestyle, health-related quality of life, well-being, disease prevention, health promotion
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: May 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Lifestyles; Well-being; Health status indicators; Social indicators
Medical Subject Heading: Life Style; Quality of Life; Health Status Indicators

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