Quality of life and informal labor among elderly persons in an intermediate Colombian city, 2012-2013

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 ...

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