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ROMERO MORENO, Daniela; GALLARDO-PERALTA, Lorena  and  MORENO OCHOA, Alicia. Health-Related Quality of Life among elderly people who actively participate in social groups. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, pp.141-143.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.


To analyze the association between health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and sociodemographic variables, chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes in a sample of Chilean elderly people.

Material and methods:

A cross-sectional study of 310 people over 60 years of age. The SF-36 was applied, the diagnosis of chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes was evaluated. Descriptive analyzes are carried out for the different domains of SF-36 and through hierarchical regression models the variables that are associated to physical summary component, mental summary component and the general scale of SF-36 are determined.


The predictive variables are: sex, arthritis, displacement disorder, urinary incontinence and depression. Specifically, depression is the most significant variable in the different contrasted models.


Active social participation positively influences HR-QoL. In the area of primary care, progress must continue in intervention protocols in mental health.

Keywords : Health-related quality of life; social participation; depression.

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