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RODRIGUES, Margarete Maria  and  QUINTELLA FERNANDES, Rosa Áurea. Quality of life and self-reported morbidity of productively active women. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.246-280.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


Self-reported morbidity, lifestyle and quality of life is a triad that seems to be aligned and has been little explored in the context of women’s life. The study aimed to: check the quality of life index of productively active women’s and associate the quality of life index with self- reported morbidity and lifestyle.


This was a cross-sectional analytical field study of a quantitative approach, with 121 women participating. WHOQOL- BREF was utilized to measure the quality of life.


The quality of life General Index was 63.7.The domain with the worst average was the environmental (54.6). There was a statistically significant difference (p=0.035) when comparing women who reported health problems and those who did not and among women who feel pain or not (p=0.001) in the physical domain and quality of life General Index (p=0,003). In the comparative analysis of the quality of life index and lifestyle there is no statistically significant difference in this sample.


It was concluded that health problems and feel pain had negative influence in the quality of life index of these women.

Keywords : Quality of Life; Women; Morbidity.

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