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María del Pilar Escobar Potes ; María Eugenia Pico Merchán ;Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia 2016, 19 3

Autor: Consuelo Vélez Álvarez

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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia ISSN: 1809-9823 revistabgg@gmail.com Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Vélez Álvarez, Consuelo; Escobar Potes, María del Pilar; Pico Merchán, María Eugenia Quality of life and informal labor among elderly persons in an intermediate Colombian city, 2012-2013 Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, vol.
19, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2016, pp. 415-427 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=403846785004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative http:--dx.doi.org-10.1590-1809-98232016019.140215 Original Articles Quality of life and informal labor among elderly persons in an intermediate Colombian city, 2012-2013 Consuelo Vélez Álvarez1 María del Pilar Escobar Potes1 María Eugenia Pico Merchán1 Abstract Objective: Describe the quality of life of elderly informal workers in an intermediate Colombian city.
Method: A descriptive study of 320 randomly selected informal workers aged older than 18 from Manizales was performed.
A sub-sample of 153 people aged older than 50, representing 47.8 percent of the study population, was performed.
Two instruments were applied: one testing demographic variables and the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire.
Univariate and bivariate analyzes were performed using frequency distributions and the chi-squared test was used to identify association between variables. Results: 69.9% of the participants were men, the average age was 59.4 ( 7.2) years, 62.0% had no or basic education, 52.0% belonged to social class 1 and 2; 6.5% had no affiliation with the health and social security system.
The different dimensions of quality of life were perce...





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