Functional Status and Quality of Life Determinants of a Group of Elderly People With Food Insecurity

Frederico M. Baptista, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Maria Joao Gregorio, Rute de Sousa, Eduardo Cruz, Helena Canhao

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Abstract

A good functionality is appointed by the elderly as one of the most important factors for a good quality of life, since it is associated with independency and autonomy. Studies show that elderly with food insecurity have greater limitations in daily living activities (DLA) when compared to food security elderly. Moreover, food insecure elderly are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with depression. We aimed to investigate the potential determinants of functional status (HAQ) and quality of life (EQ-5D-3L) in a sample of elderly with food insecurity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number99
JournalFRONTIERS IN NUTRITION
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • elderly
  • food insecurity
  • functional status
  • functionality
  • quality of life

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