Predictors of Health Related Quality of Life for Adults Ages 40-64
|Stefany H Almaden*|
|Health Services Consultant/President, The Almaden Group, Inc., Care Management & Transitional Leadership Consultants, P.O. Box 5095, Pasadena, CA 91117, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||Dr. Stefany H. Almaden, PhD
RN, MSN, CCM, CPUM, CMCN
Health Services Consultant/President
The Almaden Group, Inc.
Care Management & Transitional Leadership Consultants
P.O. Box 5095, Pasadena, CA 91117, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received July 05, 2013; Accepted August 30, 2013; Published September 09, 2013|
|Citation: Almaden SH (2013) Predictors of Health Related Quality of Life for Adults Ages 40-64. J Nurs Care 2:133. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000133|
|Copyright: © 2013 Almaden SH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: This study focused on access to care for adults 40 to 64 with the purpose of identifying predictors of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The literature had inconsistencies and gaps in experimental methoods in determining HR-QoL predictors.
Methods: Using Becker’s HBM as its theoretical framework as well as Quality Metric instrument SF 12 vs 2™ for measuring HR-QoL, this explorative correlational study examined under insurance, continued health coverage, and health behavior in relation to HR-QoL while controlling for personal attributes like age, gender, race/ethnicity, and level of income and education. Multivariate regression analyses were conducted with a sample N = 165.
Results: The study focused on three research question with three Null and Alternate hypotheses in search of predictors of HR-QoL. Although no significant relations were observed when linking the three predictors to HR-QoL, significant positive association between health seeking behavior and continuity of health coverage was observed.
Conclusion: Continuity of health coverage had a significant relation to health seeking behavior with implications for positive social change. An understanding of factors that contribute to health behavior and engaging patients to seek health services are key factors to improving health status.