Volume 23, Issue 1

The Effect of Measuring the Weight Given to Each Area of Life in Self-Reported Quality Of Life in Olders

Most studies on the quality of life in adults are based on analyzing said variables that affect this developmental period, but not to analyze cognitive factors involved in the process of self-reporting. In order to analyze the effect of the appreciation of the importance that each participant assigned to different areas of quality of life assessed, surveyed 398 older adults with the specific scale of quality of life WHOQOLD-OLD. Differences are found when older adults include in their assessment the emphasis on what you ask them, especially in presence of a chronic disease. The worries about death would be linked to a worse evaluation of quality of life, meanwhile, be satisfied with the activities made and to be made, would be linked to a better perception of quality of life. It also found than having more or less years of live, being a man or woman, and the presence or absence of chronic disease influence the perception of this. Differences are found in the evaluations when weighted by the grade of importance, especially in presence of chronic disease.

Quality of Life, elderly, self-report

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