Evaluating quality of life in mercury intoxicated people in urban-industrial environments through short-form 36 application

dc.contributor.authorBoscolo Del Vecchio, Fabrício
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Aguinaldo
dc.contributor.authorPadovani, Carlos Roberto [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorDe Araújo Medrado Faria, Marcília
dc.contributor.authorVilarta, Roberto
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health, Epidemiology and Physical Activity Group
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionCidade Universitária
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-27T11:22:02Z
dc.date.available2014-05-27T11:22:02Z
dc.date.issued2006-11-01
dc.description.abstractContext and objective: Records of contact with mercury (Hg) exist for more than 3500 years and several problems related to the use of this element can be noticed. Considering inexistence of current reports about it, quality of life perception evaluation was studied in people chronically intoxicated by mercury in an industrial environment. Design and setting: This is a cross-sectional descriptive observational study. Information from 47 urban-industrial workers from lamps manufacturing in São Paulo, clinically diagnosed as intoxicated by mercury and currently followed by the Occupational Health Service of Faculdade de Medicine da Universidade de São Paulo, with average age of 41.7 years old, was considered. Methods: SF36 questionnaire application was performed, with inferences tested by χ-square proof, by Spearman linear correlation and Mann-Whitney non-parametric test, adopting p < 0.05 as significant level. Results: In the eight domains, observed medians are 40% for physical functioning; 0 for physical function; 30% for body pain; 30% for general health; 22.2% for vitality; 50% for social functioning; 0 for emotional role and 36% for mental health. Correlation between age and SF36 domains does not reveal statistical significance, except for physical functioning, indicating that lower scores presented by older people in this domain are not followed by changes on other ones. Conclusions: Values obtained in people chronically intoxicated by mercury are actually lower, in the motor and mental scope components. Some instruments domains are higher for men than for women. Older ages are inversely associated to good performance in physical function domain. © Copyright Moreira Jr. Editora. Todos os direitos reservados.en
dc.description.affiliationPhysical Education College Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationPublic Health, Epidemiology and Physical Activity Group, Campinas, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationBiostatistics Departament Universidade Estadual Paulista Botucatu Campus, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationPublic Health, Epidemiology and Physical Activity Group, Campinas
dc.description.affiliationMedicine College University of São Paulo
dc.description.affiliationCidade Universitária, Rua Luversi Pereira de Souza, 1151, Campinas (SP) - CEP 13083-730
dc.description.affiliationUnespBiostatistics Departament Universidade Estadual Paulista Botucatu Campus, Botucatu, São Paulo
dc.format.extent578-582
dc.identifierhttp://www.moreirajr.com.br/revistas.asp?id_materia=3468&fase=imprime
dc.identifier.citationRevista Brasileira de Medicina, v. 63, n. 11, p. 578-582, 2006.
dc.identifier.issn0034-7264
dc.identifier.lattes8727897080522289
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-33845914556
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/69218
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Brasileira de Medicina
dc.relation.ispartofsjr0,101
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectMercury poisoning
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectmercury
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaging
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcorrelation coefficient
dc.subjectemotion
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectfunctional assessment
dc.subjecthealth status
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectindustrialization
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectmercurialism
dc.subjectoccupational disease
dc.subjectpain
dc.subjectperception
dc.subjectperformance
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectquestionnaire
dc.subjectrank sum test
dc.subjectShort Form 36
dc.subjectsocial status
dc.subjectstatistical analysis
dc.subjecturban area
dc.titleEvaluating quality of life in mercury intoxicated people in urban-industrial environments through short-form 36 applicationen
dc.typeArtigo
unesp.author.lattes8727897080522289[3]
unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-7719-9682[3]
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências, Botucatupt

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