Health Promot Perspect. 2017;7(3): 124-127.
doi: 10.15171/hpp.2017.23
PMID: 28695099
PMCID: PMC5497362
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Psycho-Socioeconomic bio-behavioral influences on health-related quality of life

Meghan K. Edwards 1, Paul D. Loprinzi 1*

1 Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, Exercise Psychology Laboratory, The University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA
*Corresponding Author: Email: pdloprin@olemiss.edu


Background: The cumulative effects of psychological, socioeconomic, biological and behavioral parameters on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been thoroughly evaluated, which was this study’s purpose. Methods: Data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used (N = 2524 adults 20-85 years). HRQOL assessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HRQOL survey, with a higher score indicating worse HRQOL. Evaluated parameters included psychological function, socioeconomic risk, biological function and behavioral parameters. Ultimately, 14 psycho-socioeconomic bio-behavioral(PSBB) parameters were evaluated. Results: For every 1 unit increase in the PSBB index, participants had a corresponding -0.35 lower HRQOL score (β =-0.35; 95% CI: -0.44, -0.25; P<0.001). All individual components of PSBB were inversely associated with PSBB. Conclusion: PSBB was both individually and cumulatively associated with HRQOL.

Citation: Edwards MK, Loprinzi PD. Psycho-Socioeconomic bio-behavioral influences on health-related quality of life. Health Promot Perspect. 2017;7(3):124-127. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2017.23.
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Submitted: 30 Jun 2016
Revision: 26 Aug 2016
Accepted: 07 Sep 2016
ePublished: 14 Jun 2017
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