Health-related quality of life and mental health problems after a disaster: Are chronically ill survivors more vulnerable to health problems?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/6729
Title:
Health-related quality of life and mental health problems after a disaster: Are chronically ill survivors more vulnerable to health problems?
Authors:
Berg, Bellis van den; Velden, Peter G van der; Yzermans, C Joris; Stellato, Rebecca K; Grievink, Linda
Abstract:
Studies have shown that the chronically ill are at higher risk for reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL) and for mental health problems. A combination with traumatic events might increase this risk. This longitudinal study among 1216 survivors of a disaster examines whether chronically ill survivors had a different course of HRQL and mental health problems compared to survivors without chronic diseases. HRQL and mental health problems were measured 3 weeks, 18 months and 4 years post-disaster. Data on pre-disaster chronic diseases was obtained from the electronic medical records of general practitioners. Random coefficient analyses showed significant interaction effects for social functioning, bodily pain and emotional role limitations at T2 only. Chronically ill survivors did not consistently have a different course of general health, physical role limitations, and mental health problems. In conclusion, chronic diseases were not an important risk factor for impaired HRQL and mental health problems among survivors.
Citation:
Qual Life Res 2006, 15(10):1571-6
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/6729
DOI:
10.1007/s11136-006-0033-9
PubMed ID:
17033912
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0962-9343
Appears in Collections:
Public Health and Health Care

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dc.contributor.authorBerg, Bellis van den-
dc.contributor.authorVelden, Peter G van der-
dc.contributor.authorYzermans, C Joris-
dc.contributor.authorStellato, Rebecca K-
dc.contributor.authorGrievink, Linda-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-02T13:24:20Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-02T13:24:20Z-
dc.date.issued2006-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationQual Life Res 2006, 15(10):1571-6en
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343-
dc.identifier.pmid17033912-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-006-0033-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/6729-
dc.description.abstractStudies have shown that the chronically ill are at higher risk for reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL) and for mental health problems. A combination with traumatic events might increase this risk. This longitudinal study among 1216 survivors of a disaster examines whether chronically ill survivors had a different course of HRQL and mental health problems compared to survivors without chronic diseases. HRQL and mental health problems were measured 3 weeks, 18 months and 4 years post-disaster. Data on pre-disaster chronic diseases was obtained from the electronic medical records of general practitioners. Random coefficient analyses showed significant interaction effects for social functioning, bodily pain and emotional role limitations at T2 only. Chronically ill survivors did not consistently have a different course of general health, physical role limitations, and mental health problems. In conclusion, chronic diseases were not an important risk factor for impaired HRQL and mental health problems among survivors.en
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