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Relationship between health-related quality of life and respiratory health status among coal-based sponge iron plant workers in Barjora, India

Biswas, Mousumi; Chattopadhyay, Kaushik

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Mousumi Biswas



Abstract

Background: Many coal-based sponge iron plant workers have poor health-related quality of life in general, and specifically a poor respiratory health status. However, the relationship between their health-related quality of life and respiratory health status is unknown.
Aim: This study investigated the relationship between health related quality of life, measured using the EuroQol- 5D (EQ5D), and respiratory health status, measured using the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), among coal-based sponge iron plant workers in Barjora, India. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among coalbased sponge iron plant workers in Barjora, and complete data were available on 252 participants. Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients were reported to show the strength of relationship between health-related quality of life and respiratory health status.
Results and conclusion: Significant correlations were found between all EQ5D dimensions/visual analogue scale (VAS) and all SGRQ scores except between EQ5D-VAS and SGRQ-activity. A range of correlations was found. They were moderate between EQ5D-anxiety/depression and SGRQ-symptom, EQ5D-VAS and SGRQ-symptom, and EQ5D-anxiety/depression and SGRQ-total, but weak between all the other factors.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 20, 2017
Online Publication Date Nov 6, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 15, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 15, 2017
Journal Journal of Public Health
Print ISSN 1741-3842
Electronic ISSN 1613-2238
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0861-9
Keywords Health-related quality of life; respiratory health status; EQ5D; SGRQ
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/892822
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10389-017-0861-9

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