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Type: Artigo
Title: Social Support Network, Mental Health And Quality Of Life: A Cross-sectional Study In Primary Care
Author: Portugal
Flavia Batista; Campos
Monica Rodrigues; Correia
Celina Ragoni; Goncalves
Daniel Almeida; Ballester
Dinarte; Tofoli
Luis Fernando; Mari
Jair de Jesus; Gask
Linda; Dowrick
Christopher; Bower
Peter; Fortes
Abstract: The objective of this study was to identify the association between emotional distress and social support networks with quality of life in primary care patients. This was a cross-sectional study involving 1,466 patients in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2009/2010. The General Health Questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the brief version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument were used. The Social Support Network Index classified patients with the highest and lowest index as socially integrated or isolated. A bivariate analysis and four multiple linear regressions were conducted for each quality of life outcome. The means scores for the physical, psychological, social relations, and environment domains were, respectively, 64.7; 64.2; 68.5 and 49.1. In the multivariate analysis, the psychological domain was negatively associated with isolation, whereas the social relations and environment domains were positively associated with integration. Integration and isolation proved to be important factors for those in emotional distress as they minimize or maximize negative effects on quality of life.
Subject: Primary Health Care
Mental Health
Quality Of Life
Social Support
Editor: Cadernos Saúde Publica
Rio de Janeiro
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00165115
Date Issue: 2016
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