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Lijec Vjesn. 2002 Sep;124 Suppl 2:64-70.

[What makes quality of life: study on Croatian urban population].

[Article in Croatian]

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Skola narodnog zdravlja Andrija Stampar Medicinskog fakulteta Sveucilista u Zagrebu.


The subjective quality of life of 315 healthy persons from Croatian urban population was assessed using SEIQoL. 61 different life areas were nominated as import determinants of the quality of life. The individual quality of life was reflected in the variety of life areas nominated as important by individuals through the differences in importance attached to these areas, and their level of functioning in each area. However, majority of the nominated areas can be classified in eight more general life domains, which are: health, Emotional well-being, Material well-being, Relationships, Achievement, Safety, Community and Spiritual domain. Qualitative analysis was performed on the free text area descriptions. Analysis yielded typical descriptions of quality of life domains. For each individually nominated area importance was assessed. Health, Family, Relationships, Love and Religion were rated as most important in subjective quality of life. There were differences in importance rang according to age groups. In addition, for each area was assessed level of functioning on seven point Lickert scale. Summary measure from functioning levels on five domains gives global measure of subjective quality of life (Quality of life Index). In average, subjective quality of life was assessed at 67% of scale maximum with the standard deviation of 13.7. No gender or age differences were found in Quality of life Index.

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