Reference : Social support and health-related quality of life in hip and knee osteoarthritis
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26334
Social support and health-related quality of life in hip and knee osteoarthritis
English
Ethgen, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique : aspects spécifiques >]
Vanparijs, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Médecine légale - Criminalistique >]
Delhalle, S. [> > > >]
Rosant, Séverine [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anesthésie et réanimation >]
Bruyère, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Epidémiologie et santé publique >]
Reginster, Jean-Yves mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Epidémiologie et santé publique >]
Mar-2004
Quality of Life Research
Kluwer Academic Publ
13
2
321-330
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0962-9343
Dordrecht
[en] health-related quality of life ; Osteoarthritis ; social support
[en] Objective: To document the association between social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: A prospective survey including the SF-36 and the Social Support questionnaire (SSQ) was administered to 108 hip and knee OA patients attending an outpatient physical rehabilitation and rheumatology clinic. Multiple regression analysis were performed to study the relation between social support and each dimension of the SF-36, controlling for age, sex, body mass index, number of comorbid conditions, socioeconomic status, site of survey completion and severity of OA which was gauged with the pain dimension of the WOMAC, an OA-specific health status instrument. Results: Greater social companionship transactions were associated with higher physical functioning ( standardized regression coefficients: beta = 0.26, p < 0.01), general health (β = 0.32, p < 0.001), mental health (beta = 0.25, p < 0.01), social functioning (β = 0.20, p < 0.05) and vitality ( b = 0.25, p < 0.05). Satisfaction with problem-oriented emotional support was related to better physical functioning (β = 0.22, p < 0.01), mental health (beta = 0.38, p < 0.001), role-emotional (B = 0.23, p < 0.01), social functioning (beta = 0.19, p < 0.05) and vitality ( b = 0.26, p < 0.01). Conclusion: Social support components significantly account for HRQoL. Health interventions in OA, primary dedicated to pain and physical disability, could be supplemented with social support component to enhance health outcomes.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26334

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