Health-related quality of life of employees of a public university

María Olga Quintana Zavala, Claudia Figueroa Ibarra, Julio Alfredo García Puga, Vivian Vílchez Barboza, Katia Lorena Sáez Carrillo

Abstract


Introduction: Health-related quality of life is the level of perception that people having of their subjective well-being, considering their health, with measures of physical and mental well-being. Aim: to determine the level of health-related quality of life of employees of a public university of Hermosillo, Mexico. Methodology: quantitative study, transversal and comparative. The sample consisted of 62 participants. Data collection instrument: Questionnaire of biosociodemographic variables and work, and SF 36. The IBM SPSS version 22 was used for the statistical analysis. The U Mann-Whitney test was used to compare two groups, and Spearman correlation was utilized to explore correlations between variables. The significance level admitted was 0.05. We had the support of the University Ethics Committee and an informed consent was elaborated. Results: 51.6% were men, mean age and age were 45.5 (SD = 10.3) and 17.2 (SD = 9.4) respectively, 40.3% perform administrative activities, 75.8% consumed tobacco. The dimension physical role was the best evaluated with an average of 96.8 (SD = 17.8) and general health was the one that had the lowest average with 73.4 (SD = 14.2), tobacco consumption and physical role are related (p = 0.0210), physical function (p = 0.0261) and social function (p = 0.0466) showed differences by sex. Conclusion: most of the dimensions of the health-related quality of life of employees are within the parameters of normality. However, the need for an intervention from the employees’ health services is evident, here the health team may contribute to increasing aspects of occupational health. 


Keywords


Quality of life; occupational health; occupational health services; occupational health nursing



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20320/rfcsudes.v3i1.105

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