Associated factors with negative health perception and quality of life of Brazilian older adults


  • Felipe Douglas Silva Barbosa Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Danilo Barbosa Morais Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Gilberto Santos Morais Júnior Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Cristiane Kelly Aquino dos Santos Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Roberto Jerônimo dos Santos Silva Universidade Federal de Sergipe



The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors associated with negative Health Perception and Quality of Life (QoL) of older adults. This was a cross-sectional study composed of 224 older adults with a median age of 70.58±6.43 years old. A questionnaire was designed to incorporate ABEP (socioeconomic questionnaire), WHOQOL-BREF, IPAQ, and Senior Fitness Test (SFT). Binary logistic regression with p>0.05, organized in univariate and multivariate models in SPSS version 22. Variables upper extremities poor flexibility OR = 2.43 (1.37 – 4.31) and lower extremities poor flexibility OR = 2.69 (1.54 – 4.69) were significantly associated with negative health perception. Being not financial responsible OR= 0.33 (0.12 – 0.85) presented lower odds of negative QoL perception. The variable Lower extremities poor flexibility univariate OR= 2.52 (1.45 – 4.39) and multivariate model OR= 2.42 (1.38 – 4.24) showed almost three times higher probabilities of negative QoL perception.




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