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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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CALERO MARTIN DE VILLODRES, Paloma et al. Quality of life in workers in the environmental areas. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2012, vol.58, n.226, pp.35-48. ISSN 0465-546X.

Aim: To describe the quality of life related to health in a working population in the context of the environmental health. Methodology: A descriptive and transverse analysis was carried out within a sample of 401 workers in the environmental area of Granada. A survey was needed to collect information regarding sociodemographic, lifestyle and medical variables, together with the COOP-WONCA. Results: The average mark in COOP-WONCA was 14,34 (DT: 3,39). There were no relevant differences in the average obtained related to the sociodemographic, lifestyle and medical variables, but they were statistically meaningful as far as the following variables are concerned: place of living (p=0,030), to have a common disease (p=0,017); to practice some sport (p=0,041); professional category (p<0,001); number of meals per day (p=0,041); BMI (p=0,002), triglycerides level (p=0,022). Conclusions: Perceptions of the quality of life related to health in a population to investigate was satisfactory. A meaningful tendency could be observed in some factors that may be regarded as protectors for a better perception of the quality of life: to live in an urban area, not suffering from any pathology or common disease, to practice some sport or have a hobby, to have a good professional qualification and to have the appropriate weight.

Palabras clave : Quality of Life; Life Style; Health Status; Occupational Health; Occupational Health Services.

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